HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c205W
Mr. Liew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Coal Authority over plans to develop potential opencast coal mining in south Wales. [19323]

Mr. Redwood

I met with the chairman and chief executive of the Coal Authority on 8 March. Opencast coal mining was one of a number of issues which were touched upon. There was no discussion of specific sites.