HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc30-1W
27. Mr. Maclennan

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent discussions he has had with the National Coal Board concerning the long-term prospects of coal mining in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Hunt

My right hon. Friend's and my discussions with the chairman and others from the National Coal Board are wide-ranging and have covered the substantial investment the board is making in the coal industry in Scotland.