§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will announce the site of the headquarters of the Coal Authority.
§ Mr. Eggar
The Government gave a commitment in their coal review White Paper that the headquarters of the Coal Authority would be located in Nottinghamshire. I announced yesterday in a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Chingford (Mr. Duncan Smith)Official Report, column 83, the initial accommodation arrangements being made for the authority pending its own consideration of longer term arrangements. The authority's headquarters will be located at 200 Lichfield land, Berry Hill, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, which British Coal Opencast will also continue to use for the time being. The authority will additionally take over British Coal's abandoned mine plans facility at Bretby in Staffordshire, and co-locate certain associated functions.