HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 c545W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now take steps to suspend the planning permission granted for the Bleak House opencast site in Staffordshire until his review of the coal industry is completed.

Mr. Baldry

Once the Secretary of State has given his decision on an appeal, he has no further jurisdiction in the matter. The coal review is, of course, being conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry.