§ Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much of the initial finance of the Coal Board Enterprise Company has so far been allocated.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
[pursuant to the reply, 26 November 1984, c. 609]: I informed the House that the initial funds of £5 million provided to the new company by the National Coal Board would be kept under review. I have today agreed to the National Coal Board doubling the funds available to NCB (Enterprise) Ltd. from £5 million to £10 million. This figure will be kept under review and will be increased further when the need arises. I am pleased that the company has already received 150 inquiries.