HC Deb 28 November 1933 vol 283 c692
62. Dr. LEECH

asked the Secretary for Mines the total exports of coal from the ports of Tyne and Blyth up to the end of October of this year, as compared with the corresponding period of 1932: also the number of men engaged in coal-getting for the same period?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)

During the 10 months ended October, 1933, 5,753,594 tons of coal were exported from Newcastle and North and South Shields and 1,901,093 tons from Blyth. The corresponding figures for the same period of 1932 were 5,659,090 tons and 1,349,787 tons. The average number of wage-earners or: colliery books in Northumberland during this period in 1933 was 40,964 and in Durham 100,547, as compared with 41,752 and 104,465, respectively, in 1932.