HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c252W
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.