HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc73-4W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Power if he is aware of the importance of the National Coal Board playing a full part in getting rid of colliery spoil-heaps either by flattening or beautification and camouflage; and whether he will issue a general direction to the National Coal Board to collaborate closely with local authorities to try and get rid of them faster than is already planned.

Mr. Wood

I think this is important and the National Coal Board is willing to undertake, in consultation with local planning authorities, a continuing programme of minor works to improve the appearance of colliery spoil-heaps. I do not think it would be right for me to ask it to do more at present.

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