HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 cc143-4W
72. Mr. Padley

asked the Paymaster-General if, in view of the projected closure of coal mines at Aberbaiden and Pentre, he will now withdraw his approval for the proposed schemes for opencast mining at Aberkenfig and Bryncethin, which are both destructive of civic amenities and good agricultural land, as a means of protecting the community of Mid-Glamorgan from the destruction of its resources and the unemployment of its citizens.

Sir I. Horobin

The names of the sites to be derequisitioned as a consequence of the cut in the opencast programme have been announced; they include the Bryncethin site, The Aberkenfig site is still required.