Employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1931.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Clifton Brown Mr Douglas Clifton Brown , Hexham

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asked the Secretary for Mines if there has been an increase or decrease of employment in the mining industry during the months of January and February, 1931, and the amount of such increase or decrease?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Midlothian (Major Colville) on 4th March.

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is a growing feeling in the country on this subject, and that very many men are being denied employment on account of the operation of the quota?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

I have already informed the hon. and gallant Member that he is entirely mistaken as to the facts.