§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the private coal mining companies which publish accident figures on a six-monthly basis; what considerations apply in determining which companies provide such statistics on this basis; and what plans Her Majesty's inspectorate has to publish figures on this basis for the whole of the United Kingdom coal industry. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The Health and Safety Executive is not aware of the private coal companies which publish accident figures on a six-monthly basis. The decision whether to publish company accident statistics is a matter for the individual company concerned. The HSE mines inspectorate publishes accident statistics for the whole of the mining industry on an annual basis and has no plans to publish any on a company basis.