70. Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Minister of Labour how many men will not be reabsorbed in other pits, following the closure of North Walbottle Colliery; and what consultations have taken place on the provision of alternative employment.
§ Mr. Fernyhough:
It is not yet known how many of the present labour force will have to seek work when North Walbottle Colliery closes. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 13th November by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade. —[Vol. 754, c. 41.]