Orders of the Day — National Coal Board (Additional Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st November 1966.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Glover Sir Douglas Glover , Ormskirk 12:00 am, 1st November 1966

If I am fortunate enough to catch Mr. Speaker's eye I shall not speak ideologically, but I would point out that it is because of my regard for morale in the coal industry that I do not want the Board to go into North Sea exploration, because of the effect that this will have on the miners. They will be apprehensive of the future of hewing coal if the Board sees a future in gas.