HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c670W
49. Mr. Ashton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current cost to the Exchequer of the miners' strike; and how the figure is arrived at.

Mr. Peter Rees

Supplementary Estimates for Class IV Vote 3 already presented to the House included additional deficit grant to the NCB for £197 million losses due to industrial action in 1983–84. It is not yet possible to determine the amount of additional provision that may be required on this and other Votes for the effects of the dispute in 1984–85.