40. Mr. Dorman
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consultations he is having concerning the development of safer rails for coal mine haulage systems.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Consultations with the National Coal Board, the British Steel Corporation and other interested parties have resulted in the development of a new type of rail for trials in coal mine-haulage systems.
The board has placed initial orders for the rail, which is to be tested in selected mines.449W
I have asked the chairman of the National Coal Board to write to the hon. Member.