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Rothes Colliery, Scotland

Volume 649: debated on Monday 20 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Power if his technical experts will consult the National Coal Board regarding the technical and geological findings which preceded the sinking of the Rothes Colliery, in Scotland, involving heavy capital expenditure.

No. The sinking of a new pit, which is always a speculative operation, is the responsibility of the National Coal Board.