HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 c1562
12. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons killed by accident in or about mines under the Coal Mines Act for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date?

Captain Wallace

During the 12 months ended 31st October, 1937, 822 persons were killed at mines under the Coal Mines Act, 1911.

Mr. Day

How does that compare with the previous 12 months?

Captain Wallace

In the previous 12 months the number was 795, so there is a considerable increase, but it must be borne in mind that the saleable output of coal has increased considerably in the same period, and so has the number of wage-earners.