Mine Work (Women)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8 February 1945.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook 12:00, 8 February 1945

Work in the mines is entirely voluntary, and the Government of India are just as anxious as we in this House are not to continue that work any longer than is necessary. But coal deliveries at present are one of the most serious limiting factors of India's war effort.