Scottish Coalfields (Manpower)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th February 1969.

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Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley 12:00 am, 11th February 1969

The National Coal Board expects the net manpower reduction in Scotland this year to be somewhat less than the 1968 figure of 5,800. This would mean end year manpower rather more than 26,000. As my hon. Friends know, colliery closures are a matter for the Board.