§ Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many miners took voluntary redundancy in the past 12 months.
§ Mr. David Hunt
During the 12 months from 25 September 1983 to 29 September 1984, a total of 13,105 men left the industry as redundant from collieries and colliery associated activities (such as coal preparation plants). All redundancy was on a voluntary basis.