HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 c1866
37. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many miners employed at the Enugu mine staged a stay down strike; and what steps were taken to bring them to the surface.

Mr. Rees-Williams

As the Commission of Inquiry has now begun work I prefer not to make any further statements on matters which are within its terms of reference.

Mr. Gallacher

But is it not the case that these miners went slow, 250 were dismissed but refused to come out of the pit, that the officials refused to allow food and water to be sent down to them, and even shut off the air? How was it possible for the Minister, alleging to be a Socialist, to pursue such a Tory—

Mr. Speaker

This matter is regarded as sub judice at the present moment and I do not think Questions are in Order.

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