§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Minister of Power what reply he has made to the letter sent to him by the Maltby Urban District Council, protesting against the surface extraction of the coal in its area during the four years following 24th April, 1962.
§ Mr. Peyton
The West Riding of Yorkshire Urban District Council's Association wrote to my Department on behalf of the Maltby Urban District Council. The National Coal Board's proposal relates only to prospecting. The Association has been informed that my right hon. Friend has received no application for an authorisation to open or extend opencast coalmining sites in Yorkshire.