HC Deb 25 November 1926 vol 200 c568W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state, for the period from 1st May to 1st November, and from the information supplied through the Sheffield City police, the number of different places within the city at which outcrops have been worked; the number of collieries within the city from which coal has been raised; and the maximum number of outcrop workers and of coal getters, respectively, employed at any one time during the period?

Colonel LANE FOX

There are eight mines within the city boundary of Sheffield, which normally employ about 4,800 workpeople. All these have produced some coal during the period mentioned. The maximum number of workpeople employed at any one time was about 2,100. I regret that I have not the information asked for about outcrop working.