HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc255-6W
33. Mr. Daggar

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give a detailed statement of the form of administration of the mining industry, such as the National Coal Board, personnel and numbers, area organisations, etc., down to the pit committees.

Mr. Shinwell

The National Coal Board have from time to time issued statements concerning the organisation which they have set up to run the coalmining industry, giving information as to the divisions and areas into which the coalmining regions have been divided. They are still in the process of building up this organisation and I think it is premature to expect them to issue a comprehensive and detailed statement at this stage.