National Union of Mineworkers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1988.

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Photo of Michael Spicer Michael Spicer Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Energy) 12:00 am, 13th June 1988

The hon. Gentleman may call them scabs, but they represent a very large proportion of the British Coal work force. That shows his prejudices in asking this question. We have never wanted to encourage imports. We have said that a privatised electricity industry will be able to buy in the best market.