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Pit Closures

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Power to what extent he has consulted the President of the Board of Trade on the question of alternative work as a consequence of pit closures.

There is the closest cooperation between my Department, the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Labour in order to mitigate the effect of pit closures. Wherever it is appropriate my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is prepared to use the powers available to him under the Local Employment Act.