§ 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.