HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 cc1517-8
32. Captain DOUGLAS HALL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if the War Office had come to any conclusion as regards the advisability of releasing, after they have had a satisfactory military training, experienced miners from Home-service battalions for work in the mines for a short period, so as to relieve the shortage of coal?


No man known to be an experienced miner is being enlisted except for service in Tunnelling Companies, Royal Engineers.