HC Deb 25 October 1954 vol 531 c226W
102. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make a statement on the results of the National Coal Board's prospecting operations in the Rivelin Valley in Sheffield.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

Preliminary pitting and drilling work in the Rivelin Valley has proved the existence of good quality coal, but it is too early to say whether coal is present in sufficient quantities to justify the preparation of working proposals and further drilling will be necessary before this question can be considered.

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