Coal Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:07 pm on 25th May 1995.

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Photo of Michael Clapham Michael Clapham , Barnsley West and Penistone 5:07 pm, 25th May 1995

The point that I am making is that we require more grant to tackle some of the problems in our mining communities. We need more money for training, for business finance, to deal with contamination from polluted mine water and to develop the infrastructure.

Although Opposition Members have some reservations about the extent of the order, because of the limitation on the finance that is to be available, we shall not vote against it. We would, however, like the Minister to assure us that finance will continue after the order expires, which would allow BCE to continue.