HC Deb 14 March 1985 vol 75 c196W
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.