§ 66. Mr. GEORGE HALL
asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware that some 1,800 miners have terminated their employment at the Aberaman colliery, Aberaman, Glamorganshire; will he state the reasons given to the Mines Department for the closing of this colliery; and what steps he proposes to take to deal with the matter?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)
According to the latest return made to my Department, this colliery was working during the week ended 23rd July with 1,172 persons. I am informed that it closed down temporarily as from 25th July, the reason given being lack of trade. With regard to the last part of the question, I regret that in the circumstances there is no action that I can usefully take in the matter.