HC Deb 09 November 1939 vol 353 cc429-30W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the need for increasing the production of coal, he will consider pressing for the re-opening of the Senghenydd Colliery, South Wales, which possesses a large quantity of the very best coal, is near the sea coast, has a local supply of unemployed miners, and is located in a non-vulnerable area?

Mr. Lloyd

I am informed that the Senghenydd Mine is practically dismantled and that the owners propose to work the Senghenydd coal through the Albion and Windsor Pits, at which a number of those employed at Senghenydd prior to its closing in 1928 have since obtained work.