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 Mr William Clark Mr William Clark , Croydon South 12:00 am, 3rd December 1984

Does my hon. and learned Friend agree that there must be some evidence that the NUM leadership knows of this violence? As the NUM is paying the pickets out of union funds, when it can get its hands on the money, is that not tacit evidence that the leadership is condoning, if not encouraging, this violence on the picket lines?