§ 17. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if any mines have closed down in Lancashire since April, 1926; and will 1813 he give the figures of persons employed in and about mines in Lancashire in April, 1926, and for March, 1927?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)
At 14th May, 1927, eleven mines in Lancashire were closed at which 1,411 wage-earners were employed in April, 1926. The total number of wage-earners employed at 24th April, 1926, was 96,400 and at 26th March, 1927, 90,900.
§ Mr. TINKER
What attempt, if any, is being made to deal with the unemployed miners under the Mining Act, 1926?