HC Deb 16 February 1959 vol 600 c11
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.

Sir I. Horobin

None, Sir.

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.

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