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Control Of Mineral Working

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to publish his revised memorandum on the control of mineral working as outlined in circular 3/84.

Representatives from the minerals industry and the local authority associations have agreed that to be of long-term use the revised edition of the memorandum needs to await both Parliamentary approval of regulations for the abatement of compensation as provided for in the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) Act 1981 and the making of certain minerals amendments to the Town and County Planning General Development Order 1977. The compensation regulations were laid before the House on 27 March 1985, and I hope that the GDO amendments can be introduced later in this Parliamentary Session. The new edition of the memorandum will be published as soon as possible thereafter.