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Opencast Mining

Volume 895: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy in how many cases he has appointed inspectors to conduct public inquiries into applications from the National Coal Board to engage in opencast mining operations; how many inquiries have resulted in recommendations in favour of the application; and how many applications have been granted following such public inquiries.

This information is being collected and I will reply as soon as possible.