Major Lloyd George:
Between 3rd January, 1942, and 19th September, 1942, 9,192 men released from the Army and the Royal Air Force and 9,765 men transferred from other industries returned to work in the coal mining industry. It is estimated that approximately 8,000 juveniles started work in the same period. I regret that the information requested in the last part of the Question is not avail-; able. The special schemes for the release of men from the Forces have related, however, only to underground workers.