HC Deb 15 November 1973 vol 864 cc249-50W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action the Government propose to deal with the problem of loss of manpower in the coal industry.

Mr. Emery

Through the Coal Industry Act the Government have created an opportunity for establishing a viable industry which must benefit all who work in it. The National Coal Board is now building on this foundation by considering the longer-term future of supply and manpower.

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