HC Deb 14 December 1987 vol 124 c357W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if Her Majesty's Government will give further consideration to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Energy that a Cabinet Committee be appointed to examine the problems of coalfield communities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Parkinson

The Government made clear, in their response to the Select Committee, that a number of Government programmes provide help, and that no additional useful function would be served by discussions in a committee.