HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 cc898-9
21 and 22. Mr. Mainwaring (for Mr. E. J. Williams)

asked the Secretary for Mines (1) the number of persons who were engaged in the South Wales and Monmouthshire coalfields for each year from 1927 to date;

(2) the output per man-shift worked, and the total annual output in the South Wales and Monmouthshire coalfield for 1927 and each year to date?

Captain Crookshank

As these questions involve a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, answer them together by circulating a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

seen a Press report of the evidence referred to in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, active steps are being taken to improve the diet of the natives in the High Commission territories, such as an extensive scheme in Basutoland to promote the cultivation of vegetables, and in Bechuanaland the expenditure of large sums of money to improve the water supplies, and the teaching of the value of green foodstuffs. I may add that the question of nutrition in these territories is being examined by the Committee of the Economic Advisory Council appointed to advise on nutritional matters in the Colonial Dependencies generally. The position with regard to tuberculosis, which is closely linked with the problem of nutrition, is being carefully watched.