HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 c638W

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of collieries where more than a month's preliminary work will be needed before coal-getting is resumed?


I am afraid it is quite impossible to make any estimate of the number of mines damaged by the stoppage to the extent suggested in the hon. and gallant Member's question. In many mines no one has been below ground since 31st March, and the present condition of the workings and roadways is quite unknown. Nor is it possible to estimate the time it will take to un water the mines which are wholly or partially flooded.

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