§ Q61. Mr. Wigley
asked the Prime Minister what is the latest estimate of the cost of the coal mining dispute over the past 12 months.
§ The Prime Minister
To the beginning of this year the strike was estimated to have added about £1½ billion to the public sector borrowing requirement in 1984–85. When the Chancellor presents his Budget he will be in a position to give a more up-to-date estimate.