§ 24. Mr. Knowles
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the direct funding of British Coal Enterprise's job and career change scheme.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
No direct Government funding is given to British Coal Enterprise. However, restructuring grants are made available to the British Coal Corporation, under section 3 of the Coal Industry Act 1987, to reimburse British Coal Enterprise for losses incurred by the Company in promoting new employment in coal mining areas. This includes the job and career change scheme.