§ 65. Mr. KENNETH LINDSAY
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons employed in the mining industry, and also the number unemployed over the age of 60?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
At the 30th March, the, number of wage-earners on colliery books was 769,900. I regret that information as to the number unemployed over the age of 60 is not available.
§ Mr. G. HALL
Will the hon. Member try to get these figures because in the light of the new pension scheme which he has just announced in connection with South Wales they would be very valueable?
§ Mr. MARTIN
Has the hon. Member any idea of the discrepancy between those registered as unemployed in the mining industry and those who no longer have any hope of being employed in that industry?