§ 2. Mr. Neubert
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the Chairman of the British Gas Corporation.
§ The Secretary of State for Energy (Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn)
I last met the Chairman of the Corporation at the BNOC board meeting on Friday 24th June.
§ Mr. Neubert
Does the Secretary of State support the competitive advantage of North Sea gas? Would it not be a breach of faith with the public and a conspiracy against the consumer if the price of gas were forced up to offset the increasing cost to electricity of the miners' poor productivity and excessive pay claims?