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Coal Industry

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish, by areas, figures for fatalities in the coal industry for 1985–86.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave him on 12 March at columns 280–81.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish, by areas, figures of serious accidents in the coal industry in 1985–86.

Figures of serious accidents in the coal industry for 1985–86 are as follows:

AreaNumbers
Scottish63
North Yorkshire100
North Derbyshire59
South Midlands40
Western65
North East80
South Yorkshire86
Nottinghamshire115
Kent5
South Wales91

period which will normally allow two years for the construction work. Work not completed within this period will qualify for the rate of grant applicable at the time it is carried out.