HC Deb 12 December 1973 vol 866 c134W
Mr. Armstrong

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his decision on the application of the British Steel Corporation to develop a fluorspar crushing plant in Weardale; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

In a letter dated 16th April my right hon. and learned Friend invited the British Steel Corporation to consider further, in consultation with Durham County Council so far as may be necessary, the possibility of an alternative location for the proposed plant. I understand that consultations between the corporation and the council are continuing. Consideration of the matter will be resumed as soon as a report is received on the results of those investigations.