HC Deb 09 November 1933 vol 281 c294

asked the Minister of Labour the number of miners employed in the mines of Great Britain in September, 1931, and the number at the latest date?


As the reply includes a table of figures I will circulate it, if I may, in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

An approximation to the numbers of insured workers in employment in particular industries, at the end of June in each year, can be obtained from the statistics of the total numbers insured and the numbers recorded as unemployed. The following table gives these figures in respect of the coal mining industry for the end of June, 1931, and the end of June, 1933:

—— Estimated numbers insured. Numbers recorded as unemployed.
Wholly unemployed. Temporarily stopped.
End of June, 1931. 1,046,750 198,397 180,236
End of June, 1933. 1,023,840 233,601 150,988

Figures showing the number of wage-earners on colliery books are compiled and published by the Mines Department. These numbers were 821,600 in the week ended 26th September, 1931, and 763,9000 in the week ended 28th October, 1933.