Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Maurice Macmillan Mr Maurice Macmillan , Farnham 12:00 am, 15th February 1972

It is early to judge the effect of the miners' strike and how it will affect both confidence and investment. A great deal will depend upon the outcome of the Wilberforce Inquiry and when the miners return to work. If right hon. and hon. Gentlemen opposite wish to increase investment and to improve prosperity, I hope that they will bear this in mind and do what they can to encourage the end of the strike.