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Coal (Use)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proposals he has to promote the increased use of coal in industry.

Expanding the industrial use of coal depends above all on the coal industry showing industrial customers that it can offer secure and competitive supplies. My Department supports the board's efforts by providing grants to meet some of the capital costs of conversion from oil or gas to coal.