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Opencast Coal Mining

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the areas in the United Kingdom where private operators under licence from the National Coal Board work opencast coal, the names of each of the operators, and the tonnages of coal estimated to be workable in each operation.

This is a matter for the National Coal Board and I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.