MP criticises the Energy Secretary's absence in light of Daw Mill closure

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.

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Daw Mill closure: 650 jobs to go

UK Coal will close the biggest coal mine in the UK, Daw Mill Colliery, under plans to restructure the business.