§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether any discussions have taken place between his Department and mining companies about possible mineral development in Coed y Brenin.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
None recently. A meeting took place with representatives of a mining company a year ago at the company's request. The meeting was confined to explaining planning procedures and the representatives were told that there could be no discussion of the merits of any proposals. There have been no subsequent discussions.