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Welsh Secretary responds to Neath Valley pit collapse

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

On hearing the news that a miner has been rescued from a pit in the Neath Valley, following a pit collapse, Secretary of State Cheryl Gillan…

On hearing the news that a miner has been rescued from a pit in the Neath Valley, following a pit collapse, Secretary of State Cheryl Gillan said:

“I was extremely concerned to hear the news of this latest incident, but relieved the miner has been rescued. I have asked to be kept fully informed during the investigation into this incident which reminds us once again of the terrible accident at the Gleision colliery just a few weeks ago.”