HC Deb 18 June 1947 vol 438 cc1997-8
44. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the shortage of expert colliery managers in Malaya and that such a shortage is seriously handicapping the output of coal in that Colony; and what steps are being taken to facilitate the necessary experts to be encouraged in this country.

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes, Sir. Malayan Collieries are trying hard to recruit expert staff, and the United Kingdom Government are doing all they can to help them.

Mr. Janner

If I send my right hon. Friend particulars of applications made by Malayan Collieries Limited will he look into the matter once more?

Mr. Creech Jones

Yes, Sir, but as these are private companies it is not our job to staff them. We are, however, doing all we can to help them find the staff they want.

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