§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has for the transposition into United Kingdom law of the provisions of European Union legislation suspending until 23 July 2002 the ban on state aid to the coal industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
Commission decision 3632/93/ECSC of 28 December 1993 establishing rules for state aid to the coal industry is directly applicable in the United Kingdom, as in all member states. Consequently no United Kingdom legislation is needed to give effect to this particular European legislation.