HC Deb 05 July 1938 vol 338 cc172-3
31. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Secretary for Mines what facilities exist at collieries for workmen and officials to obtain copies of the pamphlet entitled, "What every mining man should know"?

Captain Crookshank

The books have been widely advertised, and free copies have been distributed to all the local welfare committees for use in reading rooms and institutes. I am obliged to the hon. Member for the suggestion contained in his question, and I will consider whether any arrangements of the kind suggested can be made.

Mr. Smith

Would it not be a good thing if some of the more enterprising coalowners were supplied with these pamphlets, and they were made available for the workpeople and the officials?

Captain Crookshank

I said that I would consider whether they should be made available.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware that the Communist party supply some very fine pamphlets?

Captain Crookshank

They may be fine pamphlets, but I do not think they will do for this purpose.