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Subsidence Damage

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will seek to legislate to specify arrangements for notifying individual land and property owners of mineworking operations likely to affect those lands and properties adversely through subsidence damage.

The Government are considering the question of advance notification of mining in preparing its reply to the recent report of the Commission on Energy and the Environment. The commission concluded, however, that notification of individual property owners would not be appropriate.