HC Deb 21 July 1919 vol 118 c875
18. Captain BOWYER

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the output of coal, in tonnage and in value during the six months ended 30th June of this year and of last year, respectively; what was the average number employed during each of the two periods; and what was the aggregate amount paid in wages during each of the two periods?


Yes, Sir, as nearly as my information will permit.

24 Weeks ended 22nd June, 1918. 24 weeks ended 21st June, 1919.
Tons. Tons
Output 109,046,000 110,652,000
Average number of workmen employed 972,000 l,112,000

The value of coal produced in the six months ended the 30th June, 1918, was £108,000,000, and the aggregate amount paid in wages during the same period was £72,000,000. There are not at present sufficient data from which to determine the corresponding amounts actually realised and expended during the first half of 1919.

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