HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1686-7
6. Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many mineworkers have applied for release from the Forces to take up work in the mines; and how many have been allowed to go.

Major Lloyd George

As the reply is rather long and contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The information is as follows:

I regret that statistics are not available showing the total number of ex-miners who have applied for release from the Forces, including those who are found not to be within the categories and age limits eligible for release. The following is the available information about the men claiming previous underground experience, who have been considered under the current release scheme.