§ Mr. G. Macdonald
asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered a communication from the Ashton-in-Makerfield Urban District Council relating to the burning pitheap at Garswood Hall Colliery, Bryn, near Wigan; whether he is aware that there has been no improvement since he visited the colliery last year; and whether he is prepared to take such action with this colliery company, as will bring about an immediate improvement?
§ Mr. Elliot
The district council have sent me a copy of a letter they have 613W sent to the colliery company. As regards the two latter parts of the question I am informed that the remedial works referred to in the reply to the hon. Member on the 20th April will be operating this month.