§ 17. Mr. W. G. Bennett
asked the Minister of Labour how many coal miners were idle in Lanarkshire in October, 1946, October, 1949, and October, 1953, respectively, or on any other comparable date.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Five hundred in October, 1946, 413 in October, 1949, and 755 132 in October, 1953. The figures exclude unemployed persons who were known to be unfit for employment in the coal mining industry.