Coal Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd June 1985.

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Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester 12:00 am, 3rd June 1985

It is not true that the industry is in a better position. Considerable damage was done by the dispute to markets, coal faces, mining machinery and by delaying substantial investment programme. It is certainly true that a good investment programme, much higher than that of the rest of Europe together, is the best way to guarantee a good future for the industry.