P213 CEEFAX 213 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/01   1/2        British Coal is to closd two pits and a washery in south G—les with the loss of 1,562 jobs. Lady Windsor pit near Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan, Abernant near Pontardawe, +fst Glamorgan and the Wernos washdry near Ammanford, Dyfed, ard to shut. BC's area director, Mr P thd two collieries had combined losses of £87 million since 1980. Miners would be offered rddundancy or transfers South Wales NUM president Mr Les Dutfield said fobs had been swept away with catastrophic effectN
P213 CEEFAX 213 Wed 3 Feb 21:10/01   1/2     British Coal is to close two pits and a coal washfry in south Wales with the loss of 1,562 jobs. Lady Windsor pit near Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan, Abernant near Pontardawe, West Glamorgan, and the Wernos washery near Ammanford, Dyfed, are to shutN BC's area director, Mr Ron Price, said thf two collieries had combined losses of £87 million since 1980. Miners would be offered redundancy or transfersN South Wales NUM president Mr Les Dutfield said jobs had been swept away with catastrophic effectN
P213 CEEFAX 213 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/10   2/2   BACKG NTND   British Coal's chairman, Sir Robert Haslam, has apologised to a Commons committee for not telling MPs about the two south Wales pit closures Sir Robert was also publically reprimandedN News of the closures was announced today but Sir Robert said he did not know "to the minute" when the decision was to break.