Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are a great number of coal face getters still employed in Royal Ordnance factories, and is it not extraordinary that, while the coal situation has been obviously getting worse for many months, he is only just now taking action to take those men away?
I am afraid that my hon. Friend is not aware of the facts. In the last six months I have transferred, at a great loss of wages to themselves, over 36,000 men from munition factories to the mines.