§ 18. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were employed in the mining industry on 1st October, 1931, and for the latest date for which figures are available?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
At 1st October, 1931, the number of wage-earners on the colliery books in Great Britain was 823,500. At 12th October, 1935, the corresponding total was 748,100.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
May I ask whether between now and 14th November these figures will be placarded before the country?