Cultural Heritage: Railways

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the viability of the UK heritage rail sector of indigenous fuel constraints resulting from a ban on house coal; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Government is aware of concerns raised on the matter of of the potential effect of a ban on domestic coal on the UK heritage rail sector. DCMS officials are hosting a meeting with representatives from the heritage fuel sector this month to discuss this issue, after which we will make an assessment of potential next steps.

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