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Bickershaw Colliery

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the communities affected by the closure of Bickershaw colliery will be eligible for EC RECHAR funds; and if he will make a statement.

Bickershaw colliery is within an area eligible for RECHAR grants. The allocation of grants to individual projects within eligible areas is a matter for the programme committees.Applications for grants under the Lancashire RECHAR programme should be sent to the office of the Department of Trade and Industry in Manchester.