§ 19. Sir John Mellor
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power in what districts deductions for the benefit of local pensions funds are still made without consent from the wages of men tied to the coal industry under the Control of Engagement Orders; and to what extent will contributions be refunded to those who leave the industry when the orders are revoked.
§ Mr. Shinwell
None, so far as I am aware. The question of a refund to men leaving the industry is governed by the terms of the trust deed under which a pension fund is established and will not be affected by the revocation of the Control of Engagement Orders.
§ Sir J. Mellor
Is not this a further instance of the injustice of tying men to the industry under the Control of Engagement Orders?