§ Dr. Kim Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has on the quantity of United States coal which has been imported via Newport docks and on its final destination.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
This is an operational matter for the importer, in this case the Central Electricity Generating Board. I am, however, aware of the board's announcement on 17 April of its intention to import 35,000 tonnes of American coal into Newport docks for trans-shipment to its Aberthaw power station.