HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 cc792-3
7. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether National Service officers have yet been appointed in the mining industry for purposes of the Essential Work Order?

Mr. Bevin

All Employment Exchange managers and certain other officers in the Exchange service already hold appointments as National Service officers, and I do not consider it necessary to make separate appointments for the Essential Work (Coal Mining Industry) Order.

Mr. Smith

Is the Minister fully satisfied that this arrangement will work, in view of the peculiarities of the mining industry?

Mr. Bevin

I think it will work so well that it may alter some of the mining peculiarities.