Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1985.

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Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester 12:00 am, 29th April 1985

1985–86 will be a year of reconstruction, following the damage done both to mines and to markets by the strike. In order to secure its long-term future, the industry will also need to make progress in bringing down the average costs of production.