HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 c349W
37. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if, when he next meets the chairman of the National Coal Board, he will raise with him the results of the board's drilling exploration off the north-east coast.

Mr. David Hunt

I am aware of the National Coal Board's exploration programme off the north-east coast, and my right hon. Friend and I expect to discuss the results of this with the chairman of the board from time to time as the board's plans develop.