HC Deb 24 May 1927 vol 206 cc1815-6

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can give the death rate among miners from all causes arising out of their employment, such as accidents and scheduled diseases under the Compensation Act; and whether he can give such figures for the various mining areas separately?

Colonel LANE FOX

I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

For the year 1925 the death rates from accidents per 1,000 persons employed in mines under the Coal Mines Act in the principal mining districts were:

District. Death-rate from accidents per 1,000 persons employed.
Scotland 1.23
Northumberland* 1.52
Durham 0.75
Yorkshire 0.84
Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales 1.04
Derby, Nottingham and Leicester 0.83
Stafford, Salop, Worcester and Warwick 0.84
South Wales and Mon-mouth 1.25
Other English districts 1.14
Great Britain 1.02

Deaths from diseases scheduled under the Workmen's Compensation Act, which in 1925 numbered three, have no appreciable effect on the figures.

* Including 38 deaths caused by an irruption of water at Montagu Colliery.

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