HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 cc255-6W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Paymaster-General if he will list the opencast coal sites which he has approved in the North Staffordshire area.

Sir I. Horobin

The following are the opencast sites in North Staffordshire which the National Coal Board have been authorised to work under the Defence Regulations and which are in production: Boggin Row, Parrott, Dunkirk, Sidewood, Moorland, Leafield East.

Approval had also been given for the Windywood site, but, as announced on 10th December, the reduction in the opencast programme will enable this to be derequisitioned.