§ 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.