5. Mr. Donald Scott
asked the Minister of Labour what is the weekly average of absenteeism in industries other than coal-mining and particularly in the basic industries of cotton, iron, steel and engineering for the year 1943, distinguishing the absenteeism of men and women.
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it only fair to the miners that comparable figures should be given for other industries?
§ Major Woolley
How is it that the Minister of Fuel and Power can say that absenteeism in the mining industry is no greater than in other industries, if the figures for other industries are not known?