§ Sir HILDRED CARLILE
asked how many additional men have been employed in mines since the passing of the Eight Hours (Mines) Act, more particularly the number employed during the last year for which figures are available compared with the number employed during the year for which figures are available prior to the passing of that Act?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The number of persons employed above and below ground for the whole of the United Kingdom at mines under the Coal Mines Regulation Acts during the year 1908, the year before the Eight Hours Act came into operation, was 987,813. The number for the year 1910 was 1,049,407, an addition 61,594, or 6.2 per cent. The hon. Member will find a detailed discussion of these figures and the figures of output which I gave in reply to his question on Thursday last in the Second Part of the Chief Inspector's Annual Report which has just been issued.
§ Sir H. CARLILE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the figures include persons of all ages and sexes?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I believe so, but I can only refer the hon. Gentleman to the Report which I have just named.
§ Viscount CASTLEREAGH
Can the right hon. Gentleman give the number in the North of England and South Wales?