§ Yvette Cooper
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements have been put in place for the future management of the British Coal Corporation. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
At the end of December 1997, most of the Corporation's remaining property was transferred to the Coal Authority, and the outstanding actual and contingent liabilities for accident and health damage claims were transferred to the DTI. In light of the greatly reduced scale of activity, I have decided that the future management of the Corporation should be provided from786W within the DTI (Coal Directorate) at 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H OET. I have accordingly appointed Mike Atkinson as Corporation Chairman with effect from 1 January 1998. I have no immediate plans for the dissolution of the Corporation.