Mine Accident, Risca (Pay Deductions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that, on 14th May, a man received a fatal accident at the Risca colliery, Monmouthshire; that nine men, at great risk to themselves, got him from under the fall and carried him home; that when pay day came they found half-a-shift had been deducted from each of them, including the dead man; and will he see that in future these exasperating things, which are the cause of many disputes and loss of output, shall cease?

Major Lloyd George:

I am making inquiries into this case and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.