§ Mr. Nellist
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will now estimate the total cost of the miners' strike.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The costs of the coal dispute in 1984–85 are quoted in paragraph 5.09 of the Financial Statement and Budget Report 1985–86, and paragraph 77 of the "Government's Expenditure Plans 1986–87 to 1988–89" (Cmnd. 9702) gives the carry-over effects in 1985–86.