§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what meetings the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry has held with(a) mining managements and (b) mining unions since 1 November. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
[holding answer 20 January 1998]: My hon. Friend the Minister of State for Science, Energy and Industry has held several meetings with representatives from Mining Unions and Management since 1 November and will continue to do so.