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Opencast Mining Project, Morpeth

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to make a decision on the public inquiry inspector's report on the National Coal Board's application to opencast at Butter-well, Morpeth; and if he will make a statement.

The inspector's report was received on 3rd July and is now under consideration in the interested Departments. A decision will be announced as soon as possible, but it is too early to say when that will be.