HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c347W
24. Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what have been the knock-on effects of closures in the coal mining industry on the electricity industry in the past 12 months.

Mr. David Hunt

The rationalisation of the coal industry coupled with a general reduction in operating costs is essential if the National Coal Board is to retain its position in the market for power station coal.

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