HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c25W
31. Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he envisages any expansion in the coal industry in the present financial year.

Mr. David Hunt

The future size of the coal industry will depend on its ability to produce coal at a price the market will bear.

42. Mrs. Clwyd

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent pricing agreement between the National Coal Board and the Central Electricity Generating Board on the level of employment in the coal industry.

Mr. David Hunt

I refer to the answer given to the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile) on 24 June 1986 at column 92.

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