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Coal Imports

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1988.

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Photo of Mr James Cran Mr James Cran , Beverley 12:00 am, 13th June 1988

Will my hon. Friend confirm that industrial and other users should continue to have access to the cheapest sources of coal, irrespective of whether they are in the United Kingdom? Does he agree that the United Kingdom's future international competitiveness may—I stress "may"—depend on that policy?