§ Sir C. Edwards
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why a notice was inserted in some of the Sunday newspapers stating that men in the R.N., R.M. and the R.A.F. who were ex-miners could apply to their commanding officer for release to work in the mines; when such order was issued and when it will take effect.
§ Mr. T. Smith
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on 10th October to my hon. Friend the Member for East Rhondda (Mr. Mainwaring). The Admiralty's instructions, which were issued on 22nd2554W September, were effective from that date, and the Air Ministry's instructions will be issued at an early date.