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Miners

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why, in view of the continued loss of man-power in the mining industry and the gravity of the coal-supply situation, so many difficulties are raised in securing the release of ex-miners from the Forces who are desirous of returning to the industry; and what steps he is taking to make the process easier.

:Apart from the inevitable delay in bringing home ex-miners serving abroad and at sea, I am not aware of any other difficulties in securing the release of ex-miners from the Forces who are desirous of returning to the industry.