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Opencast Sites

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many opencast coal sites there are in operation in the United Kingdom; to how many of these he has paid an official visit in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

I understand from the British Coal Corporation that there are currently 49 opencast mine sites coaling in the United Kingdom. I have visited one coaling site and one reclaimed site. I plan to visit more sites in the future.