HC Deb 20 March 1917 vol 92 cc630-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1908, limiting the hours of work in a coal mine to eight hours per day from bank to bank, are still in force; and what is the average number of hours worked by colliers per week in the South Wales coal fields?


The provisions to which the hon. and gallant Member refers are still in force. As regards the latter part of the question, the only figures available are those giving the average number of days worked in the week. For South Wales and Monmouthshire this number was 5.58 in February.