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Welsh Affairs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:23 pm on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 1:23 pm, 27th February 2020

I am extremely grateful to the Secretary of State for giving way; he knows that this issue is of huge concern to those of us who represent Rhondda Cynon Taf constituencies, as I do. May I press him a little? He spoke about the liabilities, but will he assure me and other Members that no matter where responsibility lies, the UK Government will provide funding to ensure that the coal slips are safe? He will agree that we do not want a repeat of what has happened in the past, when Governments have argued over maintenance, controls and safety, and we have had situations like Aberfan.