§ 29. Mr. G. HALL
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of coal mines which have been closed in South Wales since 1st October, 1931; where those mines are situated; and the number of miners thrown out of employment?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
Since 1st October, 1931, 68 pits in South Wales and Monmouthshire, employing 13,100 wage-earners have been closed and not reopened. Of these, 35 were small pits employing less than 20 men each and tin the aggregate only 217 men. I will send to the hon. Member a list of the other pits showing their situation. The net reduction in employment in South Wales and Monmouthshire over the period in question was 6,200.
§ Mr. CHARLES EDWARDS
Why does the hon. Gentleman propose to send the list only to my hon. Friend. It would be interesting to many of us.