§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will amend the redundant mineworkers payments scheme to facilitate the granting of concessionary coal to all ex-miners over the age of 55 years at the date of redundancy who are entitled to other benefit.686W
§ Mr. Eadie
When the redundant mineworkers payments scheme was amended in 1973 concessionary coal at Government expense was introduced for mineworkers redundant at age 55, with a generous measure of retrospection of nearly four years. The Government have at present no plans to extend this concession.