§ 28. Sir Leonard Lyle
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, in view of the net increase of 3,490 in the number of miners at work between 1st January and 12th September, 1942, and the resumption of work in the mines in the same period by 18,957 men, what happened to the 15,467 miners who, in that period, apparently left the mines?
Major Lloyd George
The loss of 15,467 miners to which the hon. Member refers is explained by the normal net wastage of the industry, which, as I have informed the House, is currently running at a rate of 25,000 per annum.