HC Deb 07 November 1977 vol 938 c12W
39. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on productivity in the coal mining industry.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon :

The following are the figures for output per man-shift for the first 30 weeks of 1977–78—to 22nd October 1977—together with the figures for the same periods of the three previous financial years :

schemes are for negotiation between the National Coal Board and the mining unions. They are fully aware of the Government's guidelines on this subject.

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