§ 4. Mr. Tinker
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of miners who have been allowed to return to the mines from the Forces; and whether he will make it known under what conditions they will be recalled?
Major Lloyd George
Approximately 9,100 men released from the Army and the Royal Air Force under the special arrangement for the return of ex-miners have started work in coal mines. The men who were released from the Army will remain in the industry indefinitely and the period of release granted to men from the Royal Air Force has been extended to 30th June, 1943. All collieries have been informed of these arrangements.