HC Deb 07 June 1956 vol 553 c1257
23. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Labour what special steps are being taken to offset the loss of manpower in the Warwickshire coal field, and with what results.

The Minister of Labour and National Service (Mr. Iain Macleod)

Special and continuing attention is given to coal mining vacancies in the Warwickshire coal field by employment exchanges in the area and also in other parts of Great Britain, and a Press publicity campaign has been undertaken in conjunction with the National Coal Board to increase the labour force there and in other areas where manpower in the mines is deficient. The number of workers on colliery books in Warwickshire increased by 162 in the first seventeen weeks of 1956 compared with a decrease of 91 in the same period of 1955.