§ 26. Mr. Keeling
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, for the six months ended 31st December, 1943, the output of saleable coal per man-shift; and how this figure compares with the corresponding figures for the six months ended 31st December, 1942 and 1941, respectively
§ The Minister of Fuel and Power (Major Lloyd George)
The provisional figure of output of saleable coal per man-shift worked during the last six months of 1943 is 1.03 tons. Comparable figures for the last six months of 1942 and 1941 are 1.03 tons and 1.05 tons respectively.
§ 31. Flight-Lieutenant Raikes
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, in view of the statement in the White Paper on coal, dated June, 1942, that output could be 1792 increased by concentrating the available men and machinery on the more productive pits and seams, what number of men and machines, respectively, have been transferred by the regional controllers in pursuance of this policy.
§ Major Lloyd George
In pursuance of the policy of concentration referred to, it is estimated that about 11,500 men and about r50 machines have been transferred to more productive pits and seams.