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Dennis Skinner on pit closures

Title
Dennis Skinner on pit closures
Genre
Interview
TX Date
26 Jan 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:06:51
Description
The Trade and Industry Select Committee inquiry into the government’s coal mine closure programme is expected to recommend up to 20 of the 31 pits be saved. A delegation of Labour MPs led by Dennis Skinner have appealed to the President of the Board of Trade Michael Heseltine to subsidise coal mines and save them. Mike Carlton? interviews Dennis Skinner over the phone, he calls for a government u-turn and not to make more people unemployed.
Contributors
Dennis Skinner; Mike Carlton?
Keywords
Reports; Public finance; Unemployment; Michael Heseltine; Coal industry; Coal mines; Mine closures

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