§ 5. Mr. MAINWARING (for Mr. JOHN)
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of pits in operation and the number of men employed above and below ground in December, 1930, at the following collieries, situate in the Rhondda (West) Division: Glenavon Colliery, Hendrewen, Fernhill Colliery, Treherbert, Tydrow Colliery, Treherbert, Ynysfais Colliery, 1678 Treherbert, Parc and Dare pits, Treorchy, Abergorchy pit, Treorchy, Eastern and Maindy pits, Pentre, Tynybedw and Pentre pits, Pentre, Gelli steam and house-coal pits, and Nebo Level, Gelli, Bodringallt, Ystrad, Glarnorgan, Llwynypia, Cambrian, Clydach Vale Blaenclydach pit, and Nantrhondda Level; the number of pits in operation and the number of men employed above and below ground at the present time; and the number of pits finally abandoned and the number otherwise laid idle, together with the number of pits and men now under notice to terminate operations?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
In December, 1930, 38 pits at which 15,100 persons were employed below and above ground were in operation in the Rhondda (West) Division. At the present time 27 pits, at which 9,600 persons are employed, are in operation, nine pits are idle and two have been abandoned. I have no information as to what, if any, pits and men are now under notice to terminate operations.