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Low-Sulphur Coal

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the level of reserves of low-sulphur coal in Britain.

Coal reserves in England generally have medium to high levels of sulphur—on average about 1·6 per cent. Reserves in parts of Wales and Scotland have a relatively lower sulphur content. Their recoverability is for the British Coal Corporation to assess.