HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c774W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department's joint research with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions into the effects of opencast mining on health to be made available; and if he will make a statement. [27117]

Ms Jowell

This research, which started in August 1996, is being undertaken at Newcastle University and is expected to be completed in October this year, although it is unlikely that the results will be published until early in 1999.