§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the fact that one of the most effective methods of helping our economy would be a substantial increase in the production of coal from British pits, he will now give a general direction to the National Coal Board to arrange for a greatly increased intake of foreign labour into our mines as a matter of urgency.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
As my hon. Friend will appreciate, this is a matter for the two sides of the industry. As announced in the Press, the National Coal Board and the National Union of Mineworkers are co-operating in measures to assist Hungarian refugees.