§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make it his policy to publish estimates of the recoverable reserves from each of the 31 pits on the closure lists before any of them are closed.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 10 December 1992]: The recoverable coal reserves at individual pits are a matter for British Coal. J. T. Boyd Company are considering the extent of the recoverable reserves at the 21 pits which are being examined by the coal review. Their conclusions will be published early in the New Year.