HC Deb 30 March 1987 vol 113 c365W
17. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied that the procedure for registration of interests in closed collieries allows adequate opportunity for applications by miners to take over the pits in which they have worked; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker

This is a management matter for British Coal. I am asking the chairman to write to the hon. Member.

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