§ 49. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Prime Minister whether miners in the Stirling shire area are only receiving 20s. to 35s. for a five-day week, while unemployed men are receiving 40s. per week from the parish councils; and whether the Government, under such conditions, propose to take action of any kind in relation to the mining industry?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Lieut.-Colonel Lane-Fox)
I have been asked to reply. If the hon. Member refers to adult miners he has been misinformed. The subsistence wage agreement now current in Scotland ensures, generally speaking, a minimum, not a maximum, of 7s. a shift. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer him to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to a question asked by the hon. Member for Peebles on Monday.