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Atherton And Astley Collieries (Women Workers)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he is taking to meet the position obtaining at the Manchester collieries, Atherton and Astley, where the female screen hands have been told they must leave colliery work and take up other employment which will have a serious effect on the coal output?

This matter has been the subject of consultation between my regional officers and the employers concerned who have agreed with the Ministry of Labour and National Service on the release of these women and on the provision of experienced substitutes. The production of coal will not be affected by these transfers.