HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 c127W
Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Minister of Labour how many railway workers will be rendered unemployed by the closing down of the railway from the Quakers' Yard Tunnel to the Ocean and Taff Merthyr collieries; and, in view of the fact that many of them have worked on this railway from 20 to 45 years, what are the prospects for their future employment.

Mr. Whitelaw

I understand that the Railways Board estimate that 26 workers will be affected by this closure but that it hopes to offer alternative employment to all those who will not have reached the normal age of retirement.