HC Deb 05 May 1943 vol 389 c187W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that there is growing evidence that fatigue is affecting the output of coalminers, and that this is in part due to deficiencies in the diet; and what further steps he is taking to deal with this matter?

Mr. T. Smith

My right hon. and gallant Friend has no evidence at present to support my hon. Friend's suggestion that wartime diet is responsible for any marked fatigue among coalminers, but the matter is being very closely watched.