Miners (Migration).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Photo of Major Frederick Kelley Major Frederick Kelley , Rotherham

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asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that a number of miners from South Wales have recently travelled to South Yorkshire in search of employment in the pits there; what proportion have been able to obtain it; and whether he can issue a warning to men in other coalfields that there is scarcely sufficient work in the Yorkshire coalfield for the local miners?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I gather from reports in the Press that a number of miners from South Wales have recently been seeking employment at South Yorkshire collieries, but I am unable to say what proportion of them have been successful. With regard to the last part of the question, the conditions in the coalfields are, I think, already sufficiently well known to make any such warning unnecessary, but I am consulting the Ministry of Labour on the subject.