§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list by mineral planning authority the number of quarrying prohibition orders that have been issued, the number of appeals that have been made against them, and the inspector's decision in each case, over the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Redwood
There has been one. The order was made by Mid Glamorgan county council in respect of Ewenny quarry at Bridgend. Two objections were made to the order and following a public inquiry the inspector recommended that the order be not confirmed. The former Secretary of State accepted that recommendation and his decision was issued accordingly. There is at present an application by the county council before the High Court challenging the decision.