HC Deb 13 March 1981 vol 1000 cc419-20W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if he will publish the number of coal mines closed in Wales since vesting day to date; and what is the number still open;.

(2) what is his estimate on the basis of his most recent information of the number of people who will be employed by the National Coal Board in Wales, Scotland and England, respectively, in one, two and three years' time.

Mr. John Moore

These are matters for the National Coal Board. I have asked the chairman of the board to write to the hon. Member.

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