HC Deb 12 May 1936 vol 312 c195
35. Mr. TINKER

asked the Secretary for Mines how many collieries wind coal on Sundays; and what steps he is taking to stop this and make Sunday a non-winding coal shift?


As the hon. Member is aware, there is no provision in the Coal Mines Act to make Sunday working illegal, and for that reason my Department does not collect statistics of such working. I have, however, no reason to believe that coal winding is carried on on Sundays to any appreciable extent, except in Scotland.


Will the hon. and gallant Member try to get information as to the amount of coal won on Sundays, so that we may have some idea of the extent of this practice?

Captain RAMSAY

Will my hon. and gallant Friend get the statistics for Scotland?


I will try to find out whether it is practicable to get such statistics, but, as I say, there is no provision in the Act to make this Sunday working illegal.