HC Deb 04 August 1926 vol 198 cc3029-30W
Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary for Mines what is the ratio between the numbers of pits closed and new pits opened in each post-War year and the numbers of employés affected thereby?

Colonel LANE FOX

The information is not readily available in the precise form in which the Noble Lord has asked for it, but the numbers of mines under the Coal Mines Act at work and the numbers of persons employed during each of the post-War years were as follow:

Number of Mines at Number of Persons
Year Work Employed.
1919 2,843 1,191,313
1920 2,851 1,248,224
1921 3,045 1,144,311
1922 2,911 1,162,754
1923 2,902 1,220,431
1924 2,855 1,230,248
1925 2,721 1,117,828