HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c118W
129. Mr. Alpass

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are being taken to re-open the old mines, and sink new ones in the Bristol coalfield.

Mr. Gaitskell

I understand from the National Coal Board that a complete geological survey of this coalfield is on the point of completion. The planning of future development will be based on the information provided by this survey.