§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Prime Minister what steps he has taken to ensure that a co-ordinated response is made to areas where collieries are under threat of closure.
§ The Prime Minister
Lord Walker has been appointed to co-ordinate the regeneration effort in areas under threat of colliery closures. In all areas arrangements are in place to pull together the efforts of all relevant bodies: these include Government Departments, English Estates, training and enterprise councils, British Coal Enterprise, regional development organisations and local authorities.