HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 c277W
Mr. Rowland

asked the Minister of Power what is his policy with regard to the statement in the West Midlands Regional Study that interference with other land uses would become particularly marked if there were to be exploitation of those areas in Warwickshire where there are substantial reserves of coal workable by opencast methods; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Morris

Applications for authorisations to work opencast coal sites in the West Midlands, as elsewhere, will, in accordance with the provisions of the Opencast Coal Act, 1958, be considered on their merits in the light of any objections from local authorities or other interested parties.