HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc343-4W
123. Mr. Gammans

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he proposes to take to encourage further recruitment for the mines and, in particular, if he is prepared to provide training facilities for suitable displaced persons from the British zone in Germany who are willing to work in the British coalmines.

Mr. Shinwell

An intensive recruitment campaign designed to attract men and youths into the industry is being vigorously pursued by my officials in collaboration with officials of the Ministry of Labour. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.