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Coal: Mining

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will place in the Library a copy of the note taken of the meeting of 20 March 2008 between Ministers, officials and the Union of Democratic Mineworkers on the future of the coal industry. (197380)

On 19 March 2008, I met my hon. Friend the Member for Sherwood (Paddy Tipping) and representatives of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers to hear their views about recent events in connection with the possible restart of Harworth Colliery. Information relating to internal meetings, discussions and advice is not disclosed, as to do so, could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.