UK Coal:Written question - 212484

Asked by Tom Greatrex
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)

Named Day

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Asked on: 29 October 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
UK Coal
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many full-time equivalent officials of what grade in his Department have been assigned to assist UK Coal in the drafting of a state aid bid.
Answered by: Matthew Hancock
Answered on: 03 November 2014

Senior Officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Yorkshire Humber North East Office have been assigned to assist UK Coal following their interest in applying for government funding to extend the operation of the two remaining deep mines until the end of 2018. These officials met with UK Coal on 10 October and are now working with them to help prepare a case for Government support. The company fully understands that this is the first phase of a complex and challenging process before the government submits a state aid case to the European Commission.

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