HC Deb 25 April 1983 vol 41 c269W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ask the National Coal Board and Yorkshire county councils to develop a co-ordinated strategy for colliery waste disposal; and if he will make a statement

Mr. Giles Shaw

It is the Government's firm intention to encourage the development of a strategy for colliery spoil disposal in the Yorkshire coalfield. Discussions are already under way with the National Coal Board and the relevant local authorities to agree how best this might be achieved. Further details will be announced shortly as part of the Government's response to the Commission on Energy and the Environment's coal study.