HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 c535W
Mr. Hanson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to make changes to minerals planning policy guidance note 3 in relation to Wales, in the light of current reviews of opencast mining proposals.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, announced on 15 July 1992 the Government's proposal to bring forward for public consultation draft revised planning guidelines on coal extraction generally. The intention is to proceed to public consultation as soon as practicable once the results of the coal review have been announced.