§ 62. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary for Mines how many miners have agreed to work an eight-hour day since the Coal Mines Act was passed in July, 1926?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
I cannot at present give the numbers of men, but I understand that work is being resumed on an eight-hour basis everywhere except in Nottingham, North Derbyshire and Yorkshire, and in Northumberland and Durham for hewers. It may be estimated that approximately two-thirds of the industry are resuming on an eight-hour basis.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
May I ask the Secretary for Mines whether he and the Prime Minister are not mighty proud of their achievement?