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Margam Mine

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give regional aid to the Margam new mine project; and if he will make a statement.

The Government consider that on the basis of six-day working the Margam project is sufficiently attractive to go ahead without Government grant. British Coal is aware that a coal mining project such as Margam would not be a qualifying process for the purpose of regional development grant. British Coal is also fully aware that under successive Governments regional selective assistance has not been available towards the mainstream activities of nationalised industries.