Written Answers. - Bituminous Coal Ban.

Mary Harney

Question:

119 Miss Harney asked the Minister for the Environment the plans, if any, he has to extend the ban on the use of smoky coal to urban areas outside Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8619/96]

As indicated in the reply to Question No. 69 of 29 February, I intend to review this matter in the coming months when air quality monitoring results for the recent heating season have been received from all local authorities.