Collieries Closed, Lancashire.

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

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Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

I am informed that one mine in Lancashire employing 1,240 persons has been closed down since the beginning of November. There is no obligation on a colliery owner to consult the Mines Department before closing his pit, nor is it usual for him to do so.