HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 c682W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish details of Government or public funding proposed in connection with the closure of Taff Merthyr colliery; how much money was pledged in October 1992; how much has been paid; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood

In October 1992 the then Secretary of State for Wales announced that up to £43 million would be made available to assist all areas in Wales affected by the colliery closures. Subsequently £18.09 million was allocated for coal closure mitigation action in the Taff Merthyr area and of this £16.36 million has been spent. This figure excludes training allowances which cannot be separately identified and £1.73 million of European regional development funding.

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