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Colliery Closure Review Procedure

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss implementation of the revised colliery closure review procedure.

I understand from the National Coal Board that a sub-committee of the Coal Industry National Consultative Committee, set up to discuss the implementation of a modified colliery review procedure, has now had its first meeting. The committee consists of representatives of the three main coal industry unions—NUM, NACODS and BACM—and the National Coal Board. I hope their discussions will lead to early agreement.