§ 108. Mr. W. Foster
asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider the removal 186W of the restriction that applications for release in Class B to return to the mining industry can only be considered for those men whose Army service commenced before the end of the war in Europe, in view of the manpower problem in that industry.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Yes, Sir, the restriction has been removed. Experienced coalminers who are suitable for employment underground are eligible for out-of-turn release from the Forces if they are prepared to work underground and have served six months or more in the Forces.