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Ex-Miners (Release Applications)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1952

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence if he is aware that some Service men with experience in the coalmining industry were debarred from applying for release from the forces to return to the mines under last year's scheme because they were at that time serving in Korea; and if he will consider accepting such applications for release from these men on their repatriation.

There is no question of reopening the general scheme, but if the special cases mentioned by the hon. Member are brought to the attention of the Service Departments they will be considered.