HC Deb 20 May 1963 vol 678 c4W
54. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Labour what notification he has received from the National Coal Board of redundancy at the Wellesley Colliery. Buckhaven; if he will state the numbers involved; and what proposals he has to find alternative employment for those affected.

Mr. Whitelaw

I understand there is to be a small concentration at this colliery in the near future which will affect about 140 men. Although it may not be possible to redeploy many of these immediately, few long-term redundancies are expected. Our local officers will assist any men who seek our help.