HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 c194W
Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Power he will make a statement on the prospects for the Scottish coal industry in the next financial year; how many pits ire expected to close; and how many men will be involved in such closures.

Mr. Erroll

The National Coal Board's Scottish Division is discussing its proposals for pit closures with the unions in the light of the developing situation in the industry, and I am asking Lord Robens to write to the hon. Member.