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– in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 7th June 1984.

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Photo of Mr Roland Boyes Mr Roland Boyes , Houghton and Washington 3:49 pm, 7th June 1984

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This is a matter which arises from Question Time. In reply to a question, the Leader of the House implied that 20,000 miners who had been made redundant could find jobs in——

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Order. The hon. Gentleman is seeking to do what all hon. Members would agree should not happen and that is to have elucidated an answer given during Question Time.

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

I think that the hon. Gentleman is. He must make a point of order to me.

Photo of Mr Roland Boyes Mr Roland Boyes , Houghton and Washington

I think that it will be a point of order. I have a letter in my possession from the director of the NCB in the north-east. When a pit was under threat in my constituency——

Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East

Order. I cannot possibly answer that sort of question. It should be put to the Minister. If the hon. Gentleman felt that he had an inadequate reply, he has other remedies.