Coal Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 26th June 1989.

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Photo of Kevin Barron Kevin Barron Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) 9:45 pm, 26th June 1989

If I accepted all the Minister's arguments about the cost of foreign coal and all his other arguments, would he answer the question whether British Coal is free to negotiate every tonne of coal—74 million or 75 million tonnes—that is currently being burnt in generating stations?