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Whitwell Colliery (Employment)

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many employees who were at work at Whitwell Colliery, near Worksop, Derbyshire, have had their services dispensed with during this last six months; how many have been reengaged in the mining industry; the number who have got work of another character; the number who have been unable to get work; and the number of partial compensation men who have now been directed outside the mining industry from this colliery?

The number of employees of Whitwell Colliery whose services have been dispensed with during the last six months is 64; of this number 26 have been re-engaged in the mining industry; 16 (including two men in receipt of partial compensation) have been absorbed in other industries; of the remaining 22, 17 are either in receipt of old age pensions or are sick or in receipt of compensation.