HC Deb 29 October 1984 vol 65 c792W
27. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what effect the recent coal dispute has had on the response of industry to the coal conversion scheme.

Mr. David Hunt

Uncertainty over future NCB coal supplies caused by the coal strike has badly affected applications for grants under the coal firing scheme. Since the strike began only 54 applications have been received; 242 applications have been withdrawn.