Coal Industry Dispute

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1984.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth , Cannock and Burntwood 12:00 am, 3rd December 1984

I am grateful to the Solicitor-General for that answer. Is he aware that there is a widespread belief among the public that the leadership of the NUM is engaged in a nation-wide organised conspiracy, which is precisely what the 1875 Act was designed to deal with? Will he assure the House that the law enforcement agencies will be encouraged to search for the necessary evidence to bring the convictions which the public believe should be brought?