HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 cc1871-2W
Mr. Mainwaring

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the petition from men of reduced industrial capacity in Rhondda, begging for the opportunity to obtain work, and thus share in the national effort for victory; and what steps he contemplates taking to meet their request?

Mr. Assheton

I cannot identify the petition to which my hon. Friend refers but I would refer to the answer I gave him on 10th April. In co-operation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, I am arranging for unemployed coal miners in South Wales suffering from nystagmus or silicosis to be employed in agriculture if they are medically fit for it.

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