§ 47. Mr. WING
asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the advisability of steps being taken for avoiding the call for volunteers by the Director-General of National Service for coal-mining, as the pits in the North are not fully engaged and much broken time is being experienced by miners already willing to work?
§ Mr. ARTHUR HENDERSON
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The Director-General of National Service has laid down the principle that men should not be brought into a district to do work for which there are already men in the district equally capable; and this principle will be applied to mining no less than to other essential industries.