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The Daily Telegraph: "Letters to the editor"

Dan Mitchell, HSE Chief Inspector of Mines responds - 17 March 2006

The Editor
The Daily Telegraph
Salters Hall
3rd Floor
4 Fore Street
London, EC2Y 5DT

17 March 2006

Sir

Blaming the HSE (letters 15 March) is all too easy. However, contrary to Mr Owen Jones' letter, HSE's mines inspectors have received no approach regarding permission for him to visit a coal mine in Chesterfield. We would not expect to, since decisions on admitting visitors are entirely, and rightly, a matter for the mine's owner and manager.

Dan Mitchell

HM Chief Inspector of Mines
HSE
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Merseyside L20 7HS.

(Tel 0151 951 4000)