Coal Liquefaction

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1983.

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Photo of Mr Jack Dormand Mr Jack Dormand , Easington 12:00 am, 9th May 1983

Why are the Government making so many excuses for not taking a more positive lead in this exciting project? Will the Minister admit that the withdrawal of private sector finance was a major influence in the Government's becoming so dilatory in the matter? Will he confirm that all the major and most important technical difficulties involved in the process have now been overcome?