HC Deb 21 June 1927 vol 207 c1648

asked the Secretary of Mines whether he will give the figures showing the number of men employed in the coal-mining industry on 31st March, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927, with the monthly production for the month ending on that date in each year named?

Colonel LANE FOX

I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

Number of wage-earners employed at end of month.* Output of saleable coal. Tons.
March, 1924 1,188,500 24,204,200
March, 1925 1,122,700 22,408,400
March, 1926 1,111,900 23,852,200
March, 1927 1,026,200 23,604,200
* Including a small number of wage-earners employed at coal mines in raising or handling minerals other than coal.