HC Deb 02 April 1928 vol 215 c1597W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India how many women are employed underground in the coal mines of India and how many women are employed underground in other Indian mines; and the reasons why the Government of India has failed to enforce the regulatory powers it has to prohibit the employment of women underground in such coal and other mines?


In 1926 the average daily number of women employed underground was 28,496 in coal mines and 3,393 in other mines. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer to the replies given to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on 19th March.

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