§ Colonel LANE FOX
The approximate figures are as follow: Great Britain 65 tons, France 41, Belgium 40, and Germany (Ruhr) 79. The periods taken are January-March, 1927, for Great Britain and November, 1926-January, 1927, in the case of the other countries. The hon. Member should bear in mind that the output per person is affected by the regularity of employment.
§ Mr. MARDY JONES
Is it not a fact that the chief reason given by the mining experts is the much better organised conditions of the mines in regard to the capacity to produce?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Is it not a fact that in the case of British mine workers, had they worked full time, the output per person would have been much greater than that in the Ruhr?