§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretaryn of State for Employment on what date she estimates that funds from the package of additonal assistance for redundant miners announced in October 1992 will begin to be released in the Nottinghamshire coalfield.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox) on 31 March 1993,Official Report, column 254.
We cannot make an estimate of when individual pit areas might be eligible for help. That will depend on decisions made by individuals employed at the pits concerned.