HC Deb 29 May 1952 vol 501 cc194-5W
Mr. Pryde

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will state the amount of coal still to be mined by opencast methods at Southside, Vogrie Barn and Hillhead, Gorebridge Midlothian; and when it will be possible to restore the sites to agricultural purposes.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am informed by the National Coal Board that about 200,000 tons of coal remain to be won from these sites most of which are expected to be restored progressively over next two years.