HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 cc1318-9
44. Mr. C. EDWARDS

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of men employed in the mines up to 30th April of this year between the ages of 60 and 65, and the number over 65 years of age, respectively?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

The latest information is that obtained from the Decennial Census of Population of 1921, when 3[...]2 per cent. of the men employed in the coal-mining industry were over 59 and under 65 years of age and 2[...]7 per cent. were 65 and over.