HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c1408
30. Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the number of coal-cutting machines and the number of conveyers in use in the mines of Great Britain during 1947 and how this number compares with 1946.

Mr. Gaitskell

The annual return showing the number of coal-cutters and conveyors in use in 1947 is not yet available. The figures for Great Britain for the week ending 14th December, 1946, were: coalcutters—7,376, conveyors—10,966. These figures may be compared with 7,121 coal-cutters and 9,658 conveyors in use at the corresponding date in 1945.