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Flooding (Coal Tips)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with flood prevention measures at coal waste tips in Wales.

The measures to be taken at each site are matters for local determination. I am aware that problems arise from time to time but I have no evidence that the owners, local authorities and other public bodies concerned are failing in their responsibility to find satisfactory solutions.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will pay an official visit to Trethomas and Cwmfelinfach in the Bedwellty constituency in order to observe the effects of recent flooding on coal waste tips.

I do not believe that an official visit by me is necessary. A working group has been set up by the local authorities, the National Coal Board, and British Benzole to produce comprehensive proposals for drainage of the area.