§ 26. Mr. Corbyn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on his latest proposals regarding coal mine closures.
§ Mr. Heseltine
We are engaged in a wide-ranging review of the prospects for 21 of the pits proposed for closure by British Coal, in the context of the Government's energy policy. We will shortly be publishing a White Paper setting out the results of that review, which will then be debated by the House.