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Transfer Of Miners (Number And Cost)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Power what was the number of miners transferred to new jobs by the National Coal Board in the year 1964–65; and what was the total cost to the National Coal Board of such transfers.

About 34,000. Expenditure by the National Coal Board on transfer of miners in 1964–65 is estimated at about £1¾ million, of which most related to the 6,000 men who transferred to other areas or divisions.