§ Mr. Rowlands
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what assumptions have been made in relation to capital expenditure, current losses and reduction in capacity in arriving at the reduction of £1 billion in the external financing limits of the National Coal Board for 1985–86 given in Cmnd. 9428.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The figure for the NCB's external financing limit in 1985–86 given in Cmnd. 9428 will be reviewed after the strike. It cannot be compared directly with the forecast outturn for 1984–85 given in Cmnd. 9428.