§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Labour if, in view of the need for more manpower in the coalmining industry, he will consult the Service Ministers with a view to arranging the release from the Services of men who have had experience of working underground and who are prepared to return to the coal industry.
§ Sir W. Monckton
No. In view of the needs of the Armed Forces for their trained men, a further scheme of release for return to the mines would not be practicable.