HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c92W
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.