Coal Industry Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the House of Commons at 8:19 pm on 24th July 1980.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Powell Mr Raymond Powell , Ogmore 8:19 pm, 24th July 1980

Having listened to my hon. Friends I can safely say that although over past weeks we continually win the arguments we lose the votes. On the crucial issue of coal and energy and this Bill, the Conservatives have been able to field two supporting speakers whereas the Labour Benches could continue all night.