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Opencast Executive

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) how many (i) administrative and (ii) productive employees were engaged in the activities of the Opencast Executive in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Scotland for each of the years 1980 to 1987; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many sites are (a) currently coaled by the Opencast Executive in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Scotland and (b) were so worked in each of the years 1980–1987.

This is a matter for the British Coal Corporation and I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.