HC Deb 24 May 1984 vol 60 c481W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will indicate the number of collieries that are producing coal at the latest date for which information is available.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Figures are currently made available daily by the National Coal Board showing the number of pits working. I understand that during the day shift on Tuesday 22 May, 43 collieries were working normally, five were producing some coal and nine were not producing but had men at work.