§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make funds available for the further study of the earth tremors which have 392W occurred in Knitton, Silverdale and North Staffordshire generally.
§ Mr. John Silkin
I understand that such studies are already in hand. I gather that the National Coal Board is contributing the equivalent of one-third of the costs. The local authorities concerned have asked the Government for help, and I am now considering the matter. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as I can.