§ 31. Mr. DAGGAR
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons employed in coal mines in Great Britain below and above ground during the years 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
As the reply involves a statistical statement, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
|Average number of Persons employed in and about Coal Mines in Great Britain.|
|Year.||Wage-earners.||Clerks and Salaried Persons.|
§ 32. Mr. DAGGAR
asked the Secretary for Mines the quantity of coal exported 661 from this country to countries within the British Empire and to foreign countries in 1913 and for each year from 1920 to 1933, inclusive?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following table shows the total tonnage of coal exported from the United Kingdom and consigned to British countries and foreign countries respectively during the under-mentioned years.
|British Countries.||Foreign Countries.|
§ Notes.—(1) Egypt, which included Anglo-Egyptian Sudan in 1913, has been treated as a foreign country throughout.
§ (2) From the 1st April, 1923, the above figures relate to the trade of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and not, as formerly, to the British Isles as a whole. They therefore include, from that date, exports to the Irish Free State, which in each complete year up to 1931, except 1926, varied between 2,200,000 tons and 2,500,000 tons. Subsequently the exports have been under 2,000,000 tons.