HC Deb 06 July 1926 vol 197 cc1861-2
25. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary for Mines how many miners were at work in the coal mines, other than safety men, on 30th June last; and how many miners were not at work on the same date?

Colonel LANE FOX

The number of wage earners on colliery books imme- diately before the stoppage was 1,106,200. At the end of June about 11,300 men were at work in pits which were, winding coal. I do not know the number of "safety" men included in this number or the number of "safety" men at present employed at pits not producing coal.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

What about the second part of my question as to the numbers not at work? Will the right hon. Gentleman answer that?

Colonel LANE FOX

That is simply a matter of arithmetical calculation by the hon. and gallant Gentleman, which he is probably much more capable of carrying out than I am.