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Coal Industry

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the total capital expenditure over the past five years on developing the coal mining industry; and what proportion of this has taken place in the coalfields of Wales.

Capital expenditure in the coal industry over the past five years has totalled almost £3·3 billion, of which £175 million (at outturn prices) has been invested in Wales.