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Mining: Coal

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) deep and (b) open-cast coal mines are operational; and what the annual output was of each such mine in each of the last five years. (320329)

The following table lists deep and surface coal mines operational as at March 2010. Statistics on the output from such mines are provided by operators to the industry's licensing body, the Coal Authority, on a confidential basis and are not publicly available.

Mines

Deep

Aberpergwm Colliery

Neath Port Talbot

Blaentillery No. 2 Colliery

Torfaen

Cannop Drift Mine

Gloucestershire

Daw Mill Colliery

Warwickshire

Eckington Colliery

Derbyshire

Hatfield Colliery

Doncaster

Hay Royds Colliery

Kirklees

Kellingley Colliery

North Yorkshire

Maltby Colliery

Rotherham

Monument Colliery

Gloucestershire

Nant Hir No. 2 Colliery

Neath Port Talbot

Thoresby Colliery

Nottinghamshire

Unity Mine

Neath Port Talbot

Welbeck Colliery

Nottinghamshire

Surface

Broken Cross

South Lanarkshire

Bwlch Ffos

Neath Port Talbot

Chalmerston

East Ayrshire

Cutacre

Bolton

Cwm Yr Onen Colliery Reclamation

Neath Port Talbot

East Pit

Neath Port Talbot

Engine

Derbyshire

Ffos-y-Fran

Merthyr Tydfil

Former Biwater Works

Derbyshire

Glenmuckloch

Dumfries/Galloway

Glentaggart

South Lanarkshire

Greenbank (St. Ninians)

Fife

Greenburn Project

East Ayrshire

House of Water

East Ayrshire

Lodge House

Derbyshire

Long Moor

Leicestershire

Methley Quarry

Leeds

Muir Dean

Fife

Nant Helen

Powys

Nant-y-Mynydd Site

Neath Port Talbot

Powharnal

East Ayrshire

Selar

Neath Port Talbot

Shewington

Midlothian

Shotton

Northumberland

Skares Road

East Ayrshire

Spireslack

East Ayrshire

Steadsburn

Northumberland

Temple Quarry

Kirklees

Wilsontown

South Lanarkshire

Aggregate output from the listed mines in each of the last five years was as follows:

Output (tonnes)

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Deep mines

7,598,740

8,270,180

7,467,230

7,926,010

7,495,440

Surface mines

5,834,290

4,727,330

5,208,960

6,531,130

8,428,900