Coal Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1986.

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Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester 12:00 am, 7th July 1986

In giving his congratulations, and with his considerable knowledge of this industry, the hon. Gentleman should reflect that under "Plan for Coal" money was poured in for 10 years but productivity agreements were never implemented. Instead of achieving 4 per cent. productivity per annum outlined in "Plan for Coal", 4 per cent. was achieved over 10 years. Thank heavens, for the future of that industry, at long last improved productivity is taking place.