§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (Mr. J. C. George)
on 13th February, 316 men and boys whose last employment was in coal-mining were unemployed in Northumberland. Recruitment is not being impeded by either transport difficulties or shortage of housing.
§ Mr. George
The number of 316 unemployed represents less than 1 per cent. and the Coal Board is encouraging unemployed miners in that area to transfer to Yorkshire and the Midlands coalfields. They will receive appropriate allowances and, normally, will be moved only if housing is available.