Imported Coal

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1987.

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Photo of Mr Cecil Parkinson Mr Cecil Parkinson , Hertsmere 12:00 am, 14th December 1987

I am glad that my hon. Friend has brought that up. The breaking of the "4 tonnes per man shift" barrier is something for which the entire industry deserves credit. It deserves credit also for achieving that during an overtime ban. It just shows what the industry is capable of doing if men and management work together and make use of modern investment.