HC Deb 24 October 1989 vol 158 c382W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many collieries where the Union of Democratic Mineworkers is the main or sole union, have closed since 1985; how many are under threat of closure; and if he will list them in chronological order.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Colliery closures are a matter for the British Coal Corporation. I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.