§ 48. Mr. G. Darling
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how far the borings now going on in the Rivelin Valley in and near Sheffield are likely to lead to opencast coal workings in that part of Sheffield's green belt.
§ Mr. Joynson-Hicks
No borings for opencast coal are going on in this area but my right hon. Friend has received an application from the National Coal Board for authority to carry out prospecting, and is consulting the other interests concerned.