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Coal Mining

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on productivity in the coal mining industry.

The following are the figures for output per man-shift for the first 30 weeks of 1977–78—to 22nd October 1977—together with the figures for the same periods of the three previous financial years :schemes are for negotiation between the National Coal Board and the mining unions. They are fully aware of the Government's guidelines on this subject.