Skip to main content

Midlands Area Coalfields

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to give assisted area status to the midlands area coalfields; and if he will make a statement.

I have no plans to extend coverage of the assisted areas beyond those parts of the midlands area coalfields which are already designated. I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Mr. Atkins) on 17 February at columns 526–27.