HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 c206W
Mr. Raikes

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has reviewed opencast mining operations since the executive responsibility was transferred to the National Coal Board; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Yes. After consultation with the Board I am satisfied that every effort must continue to be made to secure a high rate of opencast production for a number of years.