HC Deb 09 March 1944 vol 397 c2167
4. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give up-to-date figures showing the number of lads conscripted for employment in the mining industry.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Bevin)

I am obtaining the up-to-date figures and will send them to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Davies

Has my right hon. Friend any information to show whether the number is increasing or declining each week?

Mr. Bevin

I think my hon. Friend had better await the figures.

Sir Waldron Smithers

Will the figures be published in the OFFICIAL REPORT?

Mr. Bevin

I would like notice of that question.