HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 c1457

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.

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