HC Deb 05 August 1942 vol 382 c1053W
Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the condition the surface of the land is left in after the outcrop of coal has been taken; and will he give instructions that it must be levelled and the soil put back on the surface?

Mr. T. Smith

The reinstatement of the surface has scarcely started on any of the sites in question but will be begun on certain sites in the near future. Provision has been made for satisfactory reinstatement which will be carried out in agreement with the local Land Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture.