§ 23. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary for Mines the total deficiencies under the present ascertainment schemes up to the last date for which figures are available for the counties of Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland?
§ Commodore KING
The deficiencies under the present ascertainment schemes up to April, 1928, amounted to £4,541,658 in Yorkshire, £3,835,926 in Durham, and £1,276,949 in Northumberland.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
When the hon. and gallant Gentleman next gives figures relating to the wages of the miners in Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland, will he bear in mind that all the time they are getting deeper and deeper into debt?
§ Mr. PALING
Will the Secretary for Mines say how much of this and the other disabilities from which miners are suffering is due to the imposition of the Eight Hours Act?