HC Deb 06 October 1942 vol 383 cc1067-8
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?

Major Lloyd George

Yes, Sir.

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 figures of absenteeism included not only voluntary absenteeism, but involuntary absenteeism, which includes a high rate of sickness and accidents.