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Coal Investment Aid

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much Coal Investment Aid has been paid out in each parliamentary constituency. (285090)

A total of £52.8 million of Coal Investment Aid was paid to 12 mines during 2003-04 to 2008-09. Payments by constituency were as follows:

Constituency

Mine

Operator

CIA paid (£)

Bassetlaw

Harworth1

UK Coal plc

4,201,556

Welbeck

UK Coal plc

7,785,898

Berwick upon Tweed

Ellington1

UK Coal plc

849,620

Cynon Valley

Tower2

Goitre Tower Anthracite Ltd

2,991,764

NE Derbyshire

Eckington

Eckington Colliery Partnership

176,171

Don Valley

Rossington1

UK Coal plc

2,687,075

Neath

Aberpergwm

Energybuild Mining Ltd

3,501,977

Pontefract

Kellingley

UK Coal plc

9,500,653

Rother Valley

Maltby3

UK Coal plc

5,148,254

Sherwood

Thoresby

UK Coal plc

4,973,282

Wakefield

Hay Royds

Hay Royds Colliery LLP

137,300

Warwickshire North

Daw Mill

UK Coal plc

10,863,398

1 Mine closed or mothballed before total awarded was drawn down in full.

2 Mine closed owing to exhaustion of viable reserves in 2008.

3 Mine sold to present operator after CIA drawn down in full under UKC.