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Energy Efficiency

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 5:38 pm on 30th June 2010.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife 5:38 pm, 30th June 2010

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for clarifying his position, but his Ministers will have to come up with some cash to reopen those mines. It is simply not feasible for, say, Scottish Coal to go back in and take on a huge financial risk without some Government underwriting. I would agree that there are some things that it is best for the Government to stay out of, but our major utilities are not one of those.

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