HL Deb 10 May 1990 vol 518 c1597WA
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they propose to privatise the coal industry, as the Secretary of State for Energy said in October 1988 they intended to do.

Viscount Ullswater

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.