HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 cc164-5W
Mr. Norman Lamont

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what effect the implementation of the National Union of Mineworkers' Union claim for £135 a week for miners would have on both the price of coal and the retail price index, assuming it were implemented as regards different grades in the way envisaged by the National Union of Mineworkers and also assuming no increase in productivity.

Mr. Benn:

It is not practicable to speculate in this way.

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