Barry Gardiner MP who advises Labour leader Ed Milliband on energy, has 'hit-out' at the Energy Secretary today in parliament, criticising him for not being present following the closure of Daw Mill colliery.
The leader of the house Andrew Lansley defended Energy Secretary Ed Davey, saying he had been meeting with UK Coal to discuss matters.
Marcus Jones, the MP for Nuneaton has told ITV News Central that he has been meeting with all the relevant people to try and do the best for the situation at Daw Mill.
A spokesman for UK Coal, Andrew Macintosh, has told ITV News Central:
"As you can feel here, the place is empty. It's not how we wanted it to be at all. It's very sad and difficult news for our workforce and we're trying to get out and see as many of them as we can".
UK Coal Mine Holdings has announced that Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire will close.
The company blames the closure to 'the largest fire seen in a UK coal mine in over 30 years'.
The fire is still burning 740m below the surface and shows no signs of reducing.
Only a 'small, core team' will keep their jobs to secure the site over the next coming months. The rest of the 650-strong workforce will lose their jobs.
Daw Mill has been at risk of closure since March 2012 when it was also announced that a restructuring was needed to safeguard the entire business.
Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire will close, UK Coal has announced.
The majority of its 650-strong workforce are being made redundant.
The Chief Executive of UK Coal has warned that the extent of the damage caused by the underground fire at Daw Mill Colliery, will decide the future of 650 jobs.
Kevin McCullough says that the mine is being starved of oxygen, yet expects the fire to rage for months.
The Chief Executive of UK Coal, Kevin McCullough, has told ITV News Central that the safety of miners was the main concern following the large underground fire on Friday 22 February.
By 9:30pm, all 106 miners were evacuated when the colliery realised it was 'incapable of controlling the fire'.
Around 650 jobs may now be at risk.
Daw Mill Colliery's future remains in doubt this morning following a fire which broke out on Friday afternoon.
Over the last year, the future of the colliery has been the subject of significant uncertainty.
The company is said to be consulting with the workforce over the coming weeks.
It is said there is no risk or impact from the fire to residents living close to the site or above the mine.
More than 100 miners had to be evacuated from an underground mine on Friday after a major fire broke out.
The fire at Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire has been described as 'major' and it's expected to be closed for at least three to six months
A major underground fire broke out underground at Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire on Friday afternoon.
All miners had to be evacuated from the mine.