HC Deb 07 July 1954 vol 529 cc171-2W
75. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many mining experts have been sent from this country to the Batu Arang coal mines in Malaya which are in danger of closing down since oil instead of coal is being used on the Government railways; the result of their inquiries into the methods and costs of production; and what consideration was given to the position of the displaced miners.

Mr. Hopkinson

My right hon. Friend is asking the High Commissioner for this information and will write to the hon. Member when his reply has been received.