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Interview of Mason, Roy (RtHon)
Date: 1979-1982   Location: SWCC : AUD/142
Recorded memoirs of Roy Mason, formerMinister of Fuel and Power. Includes his background in the mining industry;studying mechanical engineering; his selection for Parliament; strength ofmining MP's in 1950's; the threat of nuclear energy on the coal industry;campaign to remove slag heaps; fuel policies and the run-down of the coalindustry; opposition to the 1967 White Paper; Lord Robens role concerning thepit closure program; his appointment to the Department of Fuel and Power; hisinvolvement in the Seaton Carew issue; Draks 2 Coal Fired Power Station; andthe slow down of pit closures





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