HC Deb 23 March 1937 vol 321 c2742
42. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of underground wage-earners on the colliery books on the latest date available, the comparative figures for 1936, 1935, and 1930, and the separate figures for West and South Yorkshire?

Captain Crookshank

As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

Wage-earners on colliery books employed below ground at Mines under the Coal Mines Act.
December, 1930. December, 1935. December, 1936.
Yorkshire, South. 96,040 76,254 77,700
Yorkshire, West. 40,967 33,020 33,100
Great Britain. 728,095 607,112 608,900