Written Answers. - Bituminous Coal Ban.

Mary Harney


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.