§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he has had with the chairman of British Coal about extending the corporation's present redundancy terms beyond 31 March 1993.
§ Mr. Eggar
My right hon. Friend has had no such discussions. British Coal's redundancy terms are a matter for British Coal. It would, however, seem reasonable for the corporation not to determine their redundancy arrangements from 1 April 1993 until at least the outcome of the coal review is known.