§ Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for Energy in how many cases he has appointed inspectors to conduct public inquiries into applications from the National Coal Board to engage in opencast mining operations; how many inquiries have resulted in recommendations in favour of the application; and how many applications have been granted following such public inquiries.
§ Mr. Eadie,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th June 1975; Vol. 893, c. 464], gave the following information:
Twenty-five, 13 and 12, respectively.