HC Deb 30 January 1998 vol 305 cc404-5W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement reached by the Paymaster General with the power generators. [25427]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

[holding answer 26 January 1998]: No agreement was reached between the Government and power generators. Arrangements for coal deliveries were reached between the relevant parties. My role was to act as facilitator to those discussions. My hon. Friend the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry will be happy to place a record of these discussions, agreed with the parties, in the Library.