Miners’ Strike 1984/85 Pardon: Consultation

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Closes 4 Jun 2021

Questions

1 . Do you agree that miners convicted of a breach of the peace that related to the strike should be pardoned?
2 . Do you agree that miners convicted of a breach of bail that related to the strike should be pardoned?
3 . Are there any other offences which miners were convicted for and which related to the strike that you think should be included in the qualifying criteria?
4 . Do you think that miners who were convicted of a single offence related to the strike should be pardoned?
5. Do you think that miners who were convicted of multiple offences related to the strike should be pardoned?
6 . Do you agree that miners who had been convicted of an offence before the strike began in March 1984, should be pardoned for offences committed during the strike?
7. Do you agree that miners who were convicted of an offence after the strike ended in March 1985, and which did not relate to conduct during the strike, should be pardoned for a conviction related to the strike?
8 . In considering your responses to question 6 and question 7, do you think that the severity of the offending is relevant?
9. Do you agree that miners whose conviction relating to the strike that resulted in a non-custodial sentence (such as a fine or a community service order), should be pardoned?
10 . Do you think that miners whose conviction relating to the strike that resulted in imprisonment should be pardoned?
11 . Thinking about the fact that some miners were dismissed by the National Coal Board, as a result of a conviction relating to the strike, and others were not, which of the following statements most closely matches your view (please select one option only)?
12. Are there any other criteria that should be added to those mentioned previously?
13 . Do you have any further comments that you would like to make concerning the criteria? If so, please use the box below.
14 . If you have any comments on the partial Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA), please tell us, using the box below.

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