HC Deb 01 June 1937 vol 324 cc829-30
10. Mr. Tinker

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is now in a position to state the intentions of the owners of Westleigh collieries, which closed down on 3rd February; whether they intend to reopen them; and if so, can he give the probable date?

The Secretary for Mines (Captain Crookshank)

I have made further inquiry, but there is at present nothing to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member on 29th April.

Mr. Tinker

Cannot the hon. and gallant Gentleman get any definite information from the colliery owners?

Captain Crookshank

I have made inquiries, as the hon. Gentleman hoped I would when he asked his question, but there is nothing yet to report.