HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 cc635-6W
16. Mr. Hoon

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement about the employment prospects of miners made redundant as the result of recent colliery closures.

Miss Widdecombe

British Coal Enterprise is very active in resettling ex-mineworkers, with success rates of 85 per cent. 12 months since pits have closed.

BCE is continuing its valuable and successful resettlement efforts for all ex-mineworkers.