Nationalised Industries and Local Authorities (Fuels)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Power – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th May 1965.

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Photo of Mr John Mendelson Mr John Mendelson , Penistone 12:00 am, 25th May 1965

Is my right hon. Friend aware that where an installation either of a nationalised industry or of a local authority is operating in an area surrounded by a large number of coal-fields, it makes economic sense in the long term, and is in agreement with the best principles of location of industry, to make use of coal? Will he encourage that policy as much as possible?