HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc409-10W
15. Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he has had any recent discussions with the chairman of British Coal about the future of the south Wales coal industry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

My right hon. Friend met the deputy chairman of British Coal on 30 September to discuss a range of issues affecting the south Wales coal industry. Officials of the Department are in regular contact with British Coal at all levels to keep abreast of developments in the industry which bear upon my right hon. Friend's responsibilities.