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Coal Industry

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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Q110.

asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the future of the coal mining industry.

This Government remain committed to securing a healthy future for the coal industry. It is now vital that the industry swiftly and safely returns to normal working and recovers from the damage of the past twelve months. An industry which provides a secure supply of coal at a competitive price should be able to take full advantage of existing market opportunities.