HC Deb 04 July 1927 vol 208 cc861-2
31. Mr. LEE

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the output per man-shift in the coal mines is calculated upon the coal-winding time at each colliery or upon the actual time during which work is proceeding at the coal face?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

The output of coal per man-shift is calculated by dividing the total output of coal by the total number of manshifts actually worked. The length of the shift does not enter into the calculation.


Do we understand that in all cases where short time is being worked any time put in is counted for a full shift?

Colonel LANE FOX

A man-shift is the basis of calculation—the total number of man-shifts into the total amount of coal produced.


If on any one day a man only works a quarter-day, would that be a full shift or a quarter-day?

Colonel LANE FOX

I think, if the hon. Member wants an answer on that point, he had better put his question down.