HC Deb 18 December 1989 vol 164 c111W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the level of reserves of low-sulphur coal in Britain.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Coal reserves in England generally have medium to high levels of sulphur—on average about 1.6 per cent. Reserves in parts of Wales and Scotland have a relatively lower sulphur content. Their recoverability is for the British Coal Corporation to assess.