HC Deb 30 April 1990 vol 171 c416W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his privatisation plans for the coal industry.

Mr. Baldry

It remains the Government's intention to introduce legislation during the next Parliament to return British Coal's coal mining activities to the private sector. The timing and form in which they will be privatised have yet to be decided.