Pits Closed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 8th July 1925.

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Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

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asked the Secretary for Mines the number of pits closed down during the last 12 months: and the number of those pits in which pumping operations are being retained with a view to the pits being reopened at a future date?

Photo of Mr George Lane-Fox Mr George Lane-Fox , Barkston Ash

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given yesterday to the hon. Member for the Penistone Division (Mr. Rennie Smith). At the large majority of the seams closed down—except those which have definitely been abandoned — pumping is being continued.