Collieries (Closures)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th May 1960.

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Photo of Sir John George Sir John George , Glasgow Pollok 12:00 am, 30th May 1960

The 400 men to whom I referred earlier are scattered over the country—100 in Scotland, 200 in Northumberland and Cumberland, and 100 in South Wales. Therefore, no serious problem emerges anywhere. On the question of unemployment in the mining industry, 6,400 men are unemployed, representing 1 per cent. of those working in the industry.