HC Deb 28 November 1983 vol 49 c397W
31. Mr. Haynes

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss pit closures.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. Friend and I meet Mr. MacGregor regularly to discuss the coal industry; but the future of individual collieries is a matter for the board in consultation with the industry's trade unions.