Imported Coal

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1987.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell , Gedling 12:00 am, 14th December 1987

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best way to beat the attractions of foreign coal is to continue the increase in efficiency and competitiveness that the industry has already seen? In that connection, does my right hon. Friend agree that our congratulations are due to the entire industry on the magnificent figures recently announced by British Coal in respect of productivity per man shift?