HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 cc1379-80
70. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the granting of annual holidays with pay to the miners in the Durham coalfield; and whether he has any information as to the likelihood of a similar concession being granted to men employed in the Northumberland coalfield?

Captain Crookshank

I understand that negotiations between owners and workmen in Durham on the subject of holidays

1936 and 1937, respectively; and the number of miners employed in each county?

The Secretary for Mines (Captain Crookshank)

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

Following is the information:

with pay are still proceeding and that a joint meeting to discuss the same question will shortly be held in Northumberland.