HC Deb 24 July 1970 vol 804 c293W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Minister of Technology what proposals he has received from the National Coal Board concerning further pit closures in County Durham; and what action he proposes to take in view of the Coal Industry Act, 1967.

Sir J. Eden

Individual colliery closures are a matter for the National Coal Board in consultation with the unions. The Board have not consulted the Department about any closures in County Durham.