§ 1. Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many coal mines were working in India in the year 1923; in how many had ventilating fans been installed; and the number of mines where the working shift is 12 hours or more?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
The number of coal mines under the Indian Mines Act in 1923 was 942, and the number with mechanical ventilators in use was 55; the information asked for in the last part of the question is not available but the Government of India will be asked whether they can supply it.