§ Mr. Skinner
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will issue a direction to British Coal to prevent the sale to the Union of Democratic Mineworkers below market prices, of the property known as "The Sycamores," Nottinghamshire; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
I understand from British Coal that the sale has already taken place. In any case, the disposal of assets belonging to British Coal is a matter for the corporation's management.