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Coal Miners (Recruitment)

Volume 436: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many recruits have been obtained for the coalmining industry during each monthly period this year; and how many have been accepted by the National Coal Board for employment.

Provisional figures of the numbers of new recruits (including ex-miners returning from the Forces and other industries) starting work in January to March this year are:

January (4 weeks)7,500
February (4 weeks)7,750
March (5 weeks)12,680

No information is available of the number of persons who have offered themselves for employment and have not been engaged.