Coal Liquefaction

Part of Petition – in the House of Commons at 9:54 am on 22 May 1981.

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Photo of Mr Martin O'Neill Mr Martin O'Neill , Stirlingshire East and Clackmannan 9:54, 22 May 1981

I think that we all welcome the decision that has been made. I wish simply at this stage to draw the Minister's attention to the fact that the Scottish NCB and the Scottish miners are very anxious that the claims of the Grangemouth area should not be forgotten in any subsequent plans. We have, around what is literally the greatest concentration of petrochemical technology in the United Kingdom, a massive coalfield just waiting for exploitation along the lines of future projects after Point of Ayr.