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Open-Cast Coal-Mining (Workers Under 30)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether any undue proportional entry of persons under 30 years of age has taken place in winning coal by open-cast methods?

I have no evidence of any undue proportional entry of men under 30 years of age to this work, which is classified as civil engineering contracting. The men concerned have been transferred from other civil engineering contracting work and are subject to the same rules as to call-up, deferment and transfer as apply to other workers in that industry.