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Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many quarries, used and unused, there are presently in the Forest of Dean.

The information available to the Department indicates that there are well over 200 quarries in the Forest of Dean, many of which are very old and quite small. Currently only eight limestone quarries and one sandstone quarry are fully active, but a few are also worked intermittently on a very small scale.