Mr. William O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to receive the report on the public inquiry on the proposals for opencast coal operations in the village of Sharlston. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The report of the inspector who conducted the public inquiry into the proposed opencast coal mining operations at Sharlston, West Yorkshire has been received in the Department. A decision by the Secretary of State on the case will be announced as soon as possible.