§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will extend the redundant mineworkers' payments scheme to cover workers shortly to be made redundant at the National Coal Board engineering works, Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
No. Tredomen Engineering Ltd., though a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Coal Board, is a limited company engaged in the manufacture of specialised mining equipment not only for the board but for other organisations. It is not the type of establishment, providing services ancillary to collieries, for which the RMPS was designed.