ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1972
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(Studio) British power crisis caused by national coal strike worsens, but government survives show-down vote of confidence. House of Commons approves Britain's entry into European Common Mkt.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(London, England) P. Minister Edward Heath wins market passage by only 8 votes, whereas last October he won by 112. Largest power plant in England, at Nottingham, has only 2 day supply of coal. Power cuts increase. Industry slows; employees laid off for lack of power. Ford plant in Liverpool hard hit. Food shortages threatened; prices may rise. Beer may be rationed.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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