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Coal Industry

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with senior executives in the coal industry; and if he will make a statement. (95231)

As Minister for Energy I have regular discussions with coal industry executives. Most recently, coal industry representatives were present at a meeting on 9 October preparatory to a first meeting of the Coal Forum which is planned for 14 November 2006.