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National Coal Board (Land Holding)

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the acreage of land owned by the National Coal Board.

At 1st April 1974 the National Coal Board held approximately 273,000 acres, freehold and leasehold, for all purposes.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total acreage of land held by the National Coal Board for opencast mining in each year from 1957 to 1974.

Acreage at the end of each year was as follows:

195761,717
195864,027
195958,592
196045,148
196143,438
196239,878
196336,536
196432,614
196529,141
196627,414
196726,260
196825,982
196927,392
197030,245
197133,440
197234,482
197335,658
197436,708