§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what contribution his Department is making to any consideration by Her Majesty's Government of the recommendations of the Flowers Commission report on "Coal and the Environment" in general and the aspect of compensation for consequential loss of farm profits due to coal mining subsidence in particular.
§ Mrs. Fenner
My officials are participating fully in discussions on all those recommendations in the Flowers Commission report which are likely to affect agricultural land and agricultural interests generally. Provision of compensation for damage caused by coal mining subsidence is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy.