§ Mr. George Grant
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now reconsider his deferment of the inquiry into the development of the Vale of Belvoir coalfield.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The public inquiry into the National Coal Board's planning applications to develop the Vale of Belvoir coalfields was completed in May 1980. Careful consideration is being given to all of the issues raised in the inspector's report and a decision will be taken as soon as possible.