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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:34 pm on 17th January 1991.

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Photo of Mr Bill O'Brien Mr Bill O'Brien , Normanton 4:34 pm, 17th January 1991

Will the Leader of the House allow an early debate next week on the coal mining industry because of the uncertainty that is hanging over it as a result of the statement made by Mr. Baker, the chief executive of National Power? Long-term waste disposal by British Coal in my constituency necessitates a private Bill in the House and if there is doubt, or if there are to be changes to the mining industry, there could be substantial consequences for my constituents. Such a debate is needed urgently because that Bill is due to start its passage in the other place by the end of this month. We need an early debate on the future of the mining industry.