§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the estimated date of the coming on stream of the pilot coal liquefaction scheme at Point of Ayr colliery, Clwyd; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The design phase of the NCB's 2½ tonnes per day coal liquefaction pilot plant project is due to be completed in September this year. If the construction phase follows immediately, the pilot plant could start-up in 1986. I am satisfied with current progress.