HC Deb 31 January 1984 vol 53 cc174-5W
Mr. McCusker

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many privately owned industrial and commercial undertakings in Northern Ireland were converted from oil to coal-fired boilers during the past 10 years.

Mr. Butler

Information is available only for those cases involving assistance under the Government's coal firing scheme. Since the scheme's inception in May 1981, eight firms have converted or are in the process of converting their plant to coal firing and applications from four more firms are being processed.