§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met representatives of British Coal to discuss the supply of coal to the South of Scotland Electricity Board; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
I have regular meetings with the chairman of the British Coal Corporation to discuss all aspects of the coal industry. Arrangements for coal supplies to the South of Scotland Electricity Board by the British Coal Corporation are a matter for commercial negotiation between the two industries.