HC Deb 24 June 1977 vol 933 cc616-7W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will provide financial aid from Government funds for the distribution of concessionary coal to ex-miners or to miners' widows.

Mr. Eadie

The Government already provide financial assistance to the National Coal Board towards the cost of providing concessionary coal for redundant mine-workers. This assistance amounted to some £4 million in 1976–77. There are at present no plans to extend the scope of this aid.

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