HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c44W
22. Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to meet the NUM leaders regarding early retirement for miners; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Benn

I have already discussed early retirement with the leaders of the NUM. As my hon. Friend will know, the NCB and the NUM have agreed to set up a joint study group to examine all the issues involved.