HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 cc1164-5W

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of coal mines that have been closed since the year 1920 in Monmouthshire; the names of the collieries; the number of miners thrown out of employment; and the number at present unemployed in Monmouthshire?


The number of mines in Monmouthshire closed since 1920 and not reopened is 23. The list is as follows:

  • Arrail Griffin No. 4.
  • Brynbach.
  • 1165
  • Buggy Drift.
  • Cefn Crib.
  • Coed Cae.
  • Cwm Glyn.
  • Garw Level.
  • Griffin.
  • Henwain.
  • Hollybush.
  • Kendon.
  • Kincoed.
  • Lower Deep.
  • North Blaina Slope.
  • North Blaina Pit.
  • Penna Junction.
  • Pentre Goch.
  • Pentwyn and Garn Drifts.
  • Pentwyn Level.
  • Soverydd Farm.
  • Whitworth.
  • Woodfield.
  • Yr-ochor-with.
The number of miners normally employed at these mines was 5,341, but I do not know how many of them were thrown out of employment; a considerable number were given work at other mines immediately. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour that the number of persons in the coal mining industry who were registered as unemployed at the Labour Exchanges in the county of Monmouthshire on the 28th April was 2,147.