HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 cc25-6W
103. Mrs. Hart

asked the Minister of Power what information he has received from the National Coal Board regarding the number of men likely to be affected in the area of Douglas, Coalburn, Glespin, Lesmahagow and Douglaswater by the proposals of the Board for further closures of pits.

Mr. Peyton

The National Coal Board's recent statement showed that some 200 miners in the area are employed in collieries Where reserves are likely to be exhausted by 1966. A further 1,300 men work in collieries the future of which is doubtful and depends both upon their performance and upon the demand for coal.

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