Coal Industry (State Aids)

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 10:49 pm on 5th February 1986.

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Photo of Mr Allan Rogers Mr Allan Rogers , Rhondda 10:49 pm, 5th February 1986

Is my hon. Friend aware that the then director of the south Wales coalfield, Mr. Philip Weekes, and Mr. Ian MacGregor met a group of Welsh Members during the coal strike and gave a complete commitment to the development of the Margam new mine and then used it as a form of publicity to weaken the morale of south Wales miners during the coal strike? They were and are still lies. The director and Ian MacGregor have reneged on their statements since the end of the strike.