HC Deb 20 March 1947 vol 435 c105W
95. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many miners it is intended to transfer to the North Staffordshire area; and if he will give an assurance that housing, transport and other facilities will be provided before the men and their families arrive in the area.

Mr. Shinwell

I am informed by the National Coal Board that they are not yet in a position to furnish the information required to answer the first part of the Question. With regard to the second part, I can assure my hon. Friend that the provision of accommodation and other facilities is being carefully borne in mind in connection with any increase in the labour force in the coalmining industry.