HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 cc1953-4
72. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the estimate that the loss occasioned by the strike of coal miners in South Wales amounts to not less than one million and a-half sterling may be taken as approximately accurate?


The reduction in the output of coal consequent on the stoppage of work for a week in the South Wales coalfield may be roughly estimated at a million tons. The consequent loss in wages may be estimated at about £450,000, but there is no sufficient material on which to estimate other losses.