§ 42. Mr. DAVID DAVIES
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state the number of deputies, examiners, or firemen employed in the coal mines of England, Scotland and Wales, respectively, for the year 1933?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE (Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade)
I have been asked to reply. It is regretted that no figures are available for the year 1933. The latest available information is that collected by the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (1925) which shows that the numbers in 1924 were 20,021 for England, 3,982 for Scotland and 4,753 for Wales (including Monmouthshire).
§ Mr. PALING
Does that mean that no machinery exists in the Department for collecting these figures?