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Coal Mines (Recruitment)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1954

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66.

asked the Minister of Labour what recent steps he has taken to recruit coal miners from the counties in the South of England.

The employment exchanges in these areas, as elsewhere, are kept informed of the industry's requirements. They assist in general publicity and bring the opportunities in coalmining to the notice of suitable men seeking employment. There are standing arrangements with the National Coal Board for handling applications. There have been no recent changes in this matter.