5. Major NEWMAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the standard daily wage of a collier working at the face in an average coal mine; and how many hours of his time per week will be occupied in securing at such daily wage a yearly aggregate wage of £130?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
It is estimated that the standard daily wage of a collier working at the face in an average coal mine is approximately 15s. 6d., and on this basis of calculation he would be occupied for twenty-five hours per week in securing a yearly aggregate wage of £130.