HC Deb 11 July 1955 vol 543 cc131-2W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many applications for sinking new coal mines in Lanarkshire he has received from the National Coal Board in the past four years; and for how many he has given permission.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

No permission is required from me in this matter but since 1st January, 1951, three such applications have been made to the local planning authority for sites and all of them granted.