§ 9. Mr. A. Roberts
asked the Paymaster-General what general direction he has given to the National Coal Board to provide full pension rights to redundant mineworkers.
§ Mr. Roberts
May I ask whether the noble Lord the Minister of Power entered the negotiations for dealing with redundancy in the coalfields?
§ Sir I. Horobin
The Minister is responsible only, in relation to pensions matters, when it comes to approving agreements made between the National Coal Board and the National Union of Mineworkers. It is for them in the first place.