HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1616W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, in order to help out the supply of coal for the coming winter, he will consider suggesting to the workers in collieries that in future their wages should be paid in cash and not as now part in coal and part in cash, as miners would benefit if they bought their own coal and the change over would in the aggregate save a substantial amount of coal?

Major Lloyd George

Discussions on this subject are in progress with both sides of the industry and I hope that a satisfactory agreement will be reached shortly.