§ 20. Mr. Cocks
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in devising a scheme for directing young men into the mining industry which will avoid any discrimination between different classes; and whether he accepts the 1267 principle that until such a scheme comes into operation the practice of directing surface workers against their will to underground work will be suspended?
§ Mr. Bevin
The matter raised in the first part of the Question is under consideration. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative. As I have informed the hon. Member, I cannot treat the movement of a worker from one job to another in the industry as if it were the same thing as compulsory recruitment from outside the industry.
§ Mr. Kenneth Lindsay
So far as the first part of the Question is concerned, does responsibility lie with the right hon. Gentleman or with the Minister of Fuel and Power?