HC Deb 19 April 1928 vol 216 c354
38. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of men employed in lead-mining operations in Great Britain, and the districts where such men are engaged?

Commodore KING

The number of persons employed in 1927 at mines at which lead was the principal mineral produced, and in prospecting or development work, was 2,249. Of these persons, 1,094 were employed in the North of England, 419 in the Midlands, 315 in Wales and the Isle of Man, 381 in Scotland, and 40 in Cornwall.