HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 c1489
14. Mr. DAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number of persons, and their respective sex, employed in the mines in British India at the last convenient date, stating, as near as possible, their ages?


The average daily number of persons employed in and about the mines in 1926 was 260,113, of whom 181,616 were male and 78,497 female. Information as to ages is not available.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Can the Noble Lord say how many of these 78,000 women are still working underground?


If the hon. and gallant Member wants information as to the conditions, perhaps he will put a question on the Paper. I have answered questions on the subject, but I cannot carry the details in my mind.