HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 cc49-50W
76. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consult the Chairman of the National Coal Board about the measures to be taken by Her Majesty's Government to help the Board to increase the manpower in the pits.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

My right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service and I are already working in the closest co-operation with the National Coal Board to increase manpower in the pits; for example, the Government and the Board are jointly running a special publicity campaign designed both to stimulate recruitment and reduce wastage, and under a programme launched jointly by the Government and the Board nearly 20,000 houses have been built for miners in areas where manpower is specially needed.

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