§ 59. Mr. CURRY
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will state the number of workers of 65 years of age and over employed in the mining industry on the 30th June, 1928, and 1933, respectively, and also the number of workers of 60 years 959 of age and over who were so employed on 30th June, 1925, or on the nearest convenient date in each case?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The only information available is as follows:
The last two estimates include those persons who may have been unemployed at the time.
- In November, 1933, the number of persons over 65 years of age on colliery books was less than 10,000.
- In June, 1927, the number of insured persons in the industry aged 65 and over is estimated to have been about 34,600.
- In June, 1925, the number aged 60 years and over is estimated to have been over 80,000.