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Scottish Coalfields (Manpower)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th February 1969.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 11th February 1969

Is the Minister aware that in Scotland there is a crisis of confidence in the mining industry which is shared by miners? Would he agree that he has Ministerial responsibility to do something immediately about this position to avoid the nation being involved in very heavy cost resulting from further contraction this year?