§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Older ex-miners stand to benefit from my Department's general policy of encouraging employers to engage older workers wherever possible 61W and not to specify age limits for the vacancies they notify. All the facilities of my Department's employment services will continue to be available to help them. Their prospects will be improved by the many measures the Government have taken to stimulate output and employment in the country as a whole and in the assisted areas where most of the coal mining redundancies have taken place.
Redundant miners may benefit from my Department's special arrangements whereby grants are available to employers in assisted areas who engage and train workers aged 45 and over who have been unemployed for at least eight weeks.