§ 50. Squadron-Leader Donner
asked the Minister of Labour how many of the 2,100 men who left their employment in the coalmining industry during 1945, without the permission of a National Service officer, contrary to the Essential Work (Coalmining Industry) Order, 1943, have been prosecuted; how many have been convicted; and what was the nature of the penalty in each case.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards:
During the year 1945 proceedings in England, Scotland and Wales were taken under the Essential Work (Coalmining Industry) Order, 1943, against 756 persons for leaving their employment in the coalmining industry without the permission of a National Service officer with the following results:
Fined 479 Imprisoned 88 Bound over, dismissed under Probation of Offenders Act or admonished 69 Dismissed or withdrawn 120 756