Coal Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:36 pm on 26th June 1989.

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Photo of Mr Allen McKay Mr Allen McKay , Barnsley West and Penistone 8:36 pm, 26th June 1989

As one Bevin boy to another, does the hon. Gentleman agree that we would never have been Bevin boys had the system of market forces not ruined the coal industry to such an extent that it has to be privatised because it could not supply coal when it was wanted?