HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 cc1912-3W
Mr. Neal

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many youths directed to employment at collieries in the North Midland Region have absconded; and what steps are being taken to compel their return to service in the mining industry.

Major Lloyd George

Eighty-four men directed from Government Training Centres to coalmining employment in the North Midland Region who appeared to have left their work without reasonable excuse have been reported to the Ministry of Labour and National Service with a view to proceedings being taken against them under the Essential Work (Coalmining Industry) Order, 1943, in appropriate cases.