HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 c215W
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.

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