§ 5. Sir William Jenkins
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the increased number of persons un employed in the Pontardawe area who have been thrown idle at the Gilbertson works and also by the Tirbach Colliery, Ystalyfera, being on stop; and will he cause inquiries to be made and see if anything can be done to get a resumption of work at an early date?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As regards the tinplate works at Pontardawe, I cannot add anything to the information I have already given to the hon. Member. My hon. Friend the Secretary for Mines is, I understand, making inquiries to see whether anything can be done with regard to the Tirbach Colliery.
§ Sir W. Jenkins
Is it a fact that the Gilbertson steel mills at Pontardawe are idle because of the lack of coal?