§ 44. Mr. Ivor Thomas
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether the figures of absenteeism, which he recently announced, include absence due to sickness and accident?
§ Mr. Thomas
Is it not a fact that many of the charges of absenteeism against miners are grossly exaggerated?
Major Lloyd George
I rather indicated in my speech last Thursday that the 1068 figures of absenteeism included not only voluntary absenteeism, but involuntary absenteeism, which includes a high rate of sickness and accidents.