HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc395-6W
Q22. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the number of occasions when he has been requested to recommend to Her Majesty the appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate all aspects of the mining industry; and what action he took in these cases.

The Prime Minister

The only representations to this effect of which I am aware were those made by the hon. Members for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis) and Blyth (Mr. Milne). The problems of the coal industry are already receiving urgent consideration, and I see no reason to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission.