HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 cc691-2
70. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made with any scheme or schemes with a view to draining the waterlogged coal areas in South-West Durham where over 13,000,000 tons of coal are lying submerged?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I understand that the discussions between the colliery interests concerned to which a reference was made in the answer given to the hon. Member on 5th July, 1938, have not yet been concluded.

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