§ 31. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will give the latest figures in his possession showing the output per man-shift worked with separate figures for Lancashire; and will he give corresponding figures for the years 1913 and 1923?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
During the year 1931, the output per man-shift worked by all workers employed above and below ground at coal mines in Great Britain was 21.61 cwts., and in Lancashire and Cheshire 17.12 cwts. I regret that corresponding figures for 1913 are not available, but in June, 1914, they were 20.32 cwts. and 15.19 cwts. respectively. In 1923 the figure for Great Britain was 17.83 cwts., but that for Lancashire and Cheshire separately is not available.