HC Deb 25 February 1988 vol 128 c276W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated annual burn of coal for electricity generation in Scotland for each of the next five years.

Mr. Lang

I am advised by the South of Scotland Electricity Board that the annual consumption of coal over the next five years is expected to be in the range 4.5 million—5.5 million tonnes, although this is subject to a number of uncertainties.