§ Mr. Batiste
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the opencast sites identified by the Health and Safety Executive mines and quarries inspectorate where preventive and advisory action has been taken following the flooding of the St. Aidon's site and specify the action taken.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Following the national survey carried out by the Health and Safety Executive's mines and quarries inspectorate four sites were identified where working was planned in the vicinity of water courses. Where appropriate, modifications to existing methods of work have been agreed.