§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many collieries where the Union of Democratic Mineworkers is the main or sole union, have closed since 1985; how many are under threat of closure; and if he will list them in chronological order.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Colliery closures are a matter for the British Coal Corporation. I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.