HC Deb 19 January 1944 vol 396 c200W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he proposes to issue a White Paper on the recent negotiations between the industry and his Department, or in what manner does he propose to report upon the unrest in the coalmining industry so that the House can debate the policy of the Government in all its aspects.

Major Lloyd George

The discussions to which my hon. Friend refers are still in progress and I am not yet in a position to give him the information he requires. I am sure my hon. Friend will appreciate, however, that it would be preferable not to debate this subject until the discussions, which so far are proceeding well, are concluded.