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Coal Mining Industry

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many coal pits have closed since 1 May. [13554]

[holding answer 30 October 1997]: The closure of two deep mines have been announced since 1 May; Asfordby Colliery in Leicestershire, owned by RJB Mining and Baddesley Drift in Warwickshire, owned by New Baddesley Coal Ltd.