§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will ask the chairman of the National Coal Board to report to him the outcome of its review of the cases of dismissed miners, whether all cases have been reviewed and whether each miner has had the opportunity to put his case.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The National Coal Board continues to review the cases of all miners dismissed as a result of the recent strike. The majority of cases that have been taken to industrial tribunals have yet to be heard.