§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that all the collieries and steelworks at Blaenavon have been closed down, involving the loss of employment to thousands of men; and whether he will make an investigation into the matter?
§ Colonel LANE-FOX
I am aware of the closing of these collieries and steelworks, and fully appreciate how serious the consequences may be. I am taking steps to get more precise information about the position, but I do not think that any formal investigation would be likely to serve any useful purpose.