§ 25. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines the total amount paid in wages in the mining industry for each of the last six years, the average earnings per annum per person employed, and the separate figures for South and West Yorkshire, respectively?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
As the reply involves a statistical statement, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFICIAL REPORT.
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, although wages have declined in the last six years and output has largely increased, the price of coal has not altered?
§ Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
Will the hon. Gentleman inform the House of the figure by which the aggregate earnings have declined in the same period?
§ Mr. MAINWARING
With reference to one of the hon. Gentleman's earlier replies, in which he said the average earnings in 1934 were higher than those of 1929, is that not contradicted by the fact that some of the men—
§ Following is the statement:
|Year.||Estimated Total Wages Bill (excluding the value of allowances in kind).||Average Earnings per annum per person employed (excluding the value of allowances in kind).|
|* Separate figures for South and West Yorkshire are not available.|