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Bristol Coalfield (Development)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are being taken to re-open the old mines, and sink new ones in the Bristol coalfield.

I understand from the National Coal Board that a complete geological survey of this coalfield is on the point of completion. The planning of future development will be based on the information provided by this survey.