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Coal Industry

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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Mr. Secretary Varley, supported by Mr. Secretary Crosland, Mrs. Secretary Castle, Mr. Secretary Ross, Mr. Secretary John Morris, Mr. Fred Peart, Mr. Joel Barnett, Mr. Albert Booth, and Mr. Alex Eadie, presented a Bill to provide for grants to the National Coal Board to meet expenditure under a scheme providing for compensation for pneumoconiosis; to enable the Board to withdraw support to enable coal to be worked and to work coal in former copyhold land; to make further provision in relation to opencast operations; and for purposes connected therewith: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 66.]