HC Deb 21 December 1944 vol 406 c1991W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give full particulars of the arrangements of the Civil Affairs Division of S.H.A.E.F. for operating the Aix-la-Chapelle collieries; and to what extent British coalmining experts will be called upon to give assistance in supervision.

Sir J. Grigg

S.H.A.E.F. is responsible for the operation of these collieries but not the Civil Affairs Division of that headquarters. I am not aware of the details of the arrangements made, but I understand that sufficient technical assistance is provided by the experts at present serving with S.H.A.E.F.