HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 c619
67. Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many of the youths directed to mining are living in hostels, in private homes, and in their own homes, respectively; and can he give separate figures for Lancashire.

Major Lloyd George

On 6th February out of some 40,000 persons directed to coalmining employment (including 3,500 in training at Government training centres) approximately 10,500 (including 2,800 trainees) were resident in hostels. The corresponding figures for the North Western Region, which comprises the Lancashire and North Wales coalfields, were 3,500 and 460, of which 375 and 135 respectively were trainees. The balance are living either in their own homes or with relatives or friends or in private lodgings, but I regret that I cannot give separate figures for each of these categories.