Ministers will not apologise for the treatment of mining communities by Margaret Thatcher's government during the 1984/5 miners' strike because it was held without a proper national ballot, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude says.
Mr Maude said those campaigning for reconciliation and transparency will have to wait to see any Cabinet papers from the time of the strike when they are released under the 30-year rule.
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