HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c992W
Mr. John

asked the Secretary for Mines the cause of stoppage at the Tydraw and Gelli collieries in the Rhondda Valley; the possible duration of the stoppage, and whether, in view of the urgent need for coal, he will press the company to expedite the resumption of work?

Mr. Lloyd

I understand that the stoppage of these two collieries is due to the destruction by the severe weather at the end of January of the overhead transmission lines supplying electric power from a central power station. I am informed that an urgent order was placed for the repair of the damage; that a large number of men are at work on this, but that the duration of the stoppage will be several weeks in both cases.

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