HC Deb 22 November 1928 vol 222 c1933W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware that Nixons collieries, Mountain Ash, have closed down and 55 officials and 5,000 workmen have ceased work indefinitely; if he can state the reasons why work has been stopped; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?

Commodore KING

I understand that three pits owned by this company at Mountain Ash were closed last week and that a meeting of the company has been called to consider the question of voluntary liquidation. As I have stated previously, I have no power to interfere with the discretion of mine owners as to whether they will continue to work their pits or not.