HC Deb 04 December 1967 vol 755 c241W
Mr. John P. Mackintosh

asked the Minister of Power if he will give an estimate of the number of miners presently resident in East Lothian and working in Midlothian, who will became redundant as a result of pit closures over the next 10 years.

Mr. Marsh

The size of the coal industry in Midlothian in 10 years time will depend on the markets for coal and the extent to which productivity increases in the 1970's. No useful estimate can be given so far ahead of the effect of these factors on miners now living in East Lothian.

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