§ 93. Mr. Alex Carlile
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what estimate he has of the effect on employment in the coal industry of the recent reduction in the price of coal being sold to the Central Electricity Generating Board.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The recently concluded deal between the NCB and the CEGB on coal prices will help to secure the future of the coal industry. Details of employment within the coal industry are a matter for the NCB.