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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th April 2010.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield 10:30 am, 8th April 2010

I am most grateful to you, Mr. Speaker and I support the comments of my hon. Friend Sir Patrick Cormack. As a Conservative who in this House has consistently supported the mining industry, may I ask the Secretary of State how much he believes that clean coal technology can contribute to the security of energy supplies in this country? We have so much coal here that I believe that coal can continue to play a major role in energy generation.

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