Coal Industry Dispute

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:57 pm on 7th June 1984.

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Photo of Mr Stan Orme Mr Stan Orme , Salford East 3:57 pm, 7th June 1984

No, I shall not give way.

It seems that the Government believe that it is in the national interest to close pits and to lose thousands of jobs in the mining industry. "Plan for Coal" states: every experienced and trained man who leaves the industry represents a serious loss".