HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc87-8W
92. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Labour what information he has had from the National Coal Board regarding the proposed redundancies at Elemore Colliery during the next few weeks; and what plans he has to provide work for those who cannot be placed within the mining industry.

Mr. Hare

I understand that 175 workers will be affected. At least 80 of these will be redeployed in other local pits immediately. The Board will do its best to reabsorb the remainder locally or, failing this, will offer to transfer them to other divisions. Any workers who are not reabsorbed will receive every assistance from my local officers.