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Coal Industry

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will indicate the proposed levels of capital investment at the following collieries in each of the years 1988–89 to 1990–91 (a) Houghton Main (b) Goldthorpe Hickelton, (c) Darfield Main, (d) Dearne Valley and (e) Grimethorpe.

Decisions on capital investment at individual collieries are a matter for British Coal.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has about the workable reserves at the following collieries (a) Houghton Main (b) Goldthorpe Hickelton, (c) Darfield Main, (d) Dearne Valley and (e) Grimethorpe.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has about the cost per colliery for subsidence at the following collieries in the past five years (a) Houghton Main (b) Goldthorpe Hickelton, (c) Darfield Main, (d) Dearne Valley and (e) Grimethorpe.

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