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Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Labour if, in view of the need for more manpower in the coalmining industry, he will consult the Service Ministers with a view to arranging the release from the Services of men who have had experience of working underground and who are prepared to return to the coal industry.

No. In view of the needs of the Armed Forces for their trained men, a further scheme of release for return to the mines would not be practicable.