HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 cc48-9W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Secretary for Mines what action has been taken on the correspondence sent him by the hon. Member for Stoke with reference to the Hanley recruiting centre taking men from the mining industry?

Mr. Grenfell

The men referred to by the hon. Member were properly enlisted under the arrangements in force at the time, and, as I have explained in a recent letter to him, I am not in a position to take any action in the matter.

Mr. Denville

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give extended leave, subject to immediate recall in case of emergency, to experienced miners, in view of the national danger likely to be caused by shortage of coal?

Captain Margesson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Leslie) on 2nd July.