HC Deb 28 April 1950 vol 474 c146W
Mr. Coldrick

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware of the misgivings felt by the people of Bristol and the surrounding districts over the prospecting for coal carried out by his Department at Abbots Barn, Long Ashton; and what developments he anticipates.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The results of the prospecting work have so far been disappointing, and there seems to be little likelihood of finding coal in quantities which would justify opencast operations.

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