Coal Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:35 pm on 26th June 1989.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair , Sedgefield 7:35 pm, 26th June 1989

Let us get this straight. If the privatised electricity industry decides that it wants to second-source its supply—to look to imports for a substantial, not the main, chunk of its coal supply—are we to take it that the right hon. Gentleman will not stand in the industry's way? If it wants to make an agreement for 60 million tonnes, 60 million tonnes it will be?