Coal Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

The mines in this country belong to the mineowners, just as the land in our native land belongs to the landlords. It is the very opposite in Russia. The mines are the Russians, belonging to the workers, and that is why there is enthusiasm there to beat the Germans.