HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 cc1012-3W
Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Labour whether arrangements have been made to safeguard the interests of young men in the mining industry who have obtained their 1st and 2nd Class Mining Certificates and have volunteered to act as supervisors to boys directed into mining; and, in the event of redundancy, whether these men will be given a position of equal status to the one they left and be paid accordingly.

Mr. Bevin

The appointment of managers and instructors at Coalmining Training Centres is made on a temporary basis. In the event of redundancy every effort is made by my officers, in consultation with officers of the Ministry of Fuel and Power, to place such persons in positions in the coalmining industry where their qualifications will be used to the best advantage in the national interest.