§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he received the report from the coal task force on the United Kingdom's future coal research requirements; and what conclusions he has reached regarding its contents.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 4 March 1993]: The coal task force report on the United Kingdom's future coal research requirements was received by the then Secretary of State for Energy in July 1991. The subject of clean coal technology is currently being considered within the context of the coal review.