HC Deb 22 March 1928 vol 215 c581W

asked the Secretary for Mines (1) if he is aware that the White Paper now issued from his Department shows several of the small mining districts in one group, and that it is impossible now to find what is the cost of production, other than wages, for the separate districts; and can be see his way clear to revert to the practice that was in operation prior to May, 1926:

(2) if he can give the information as to the cost of production, selling prices, and wages per man-shift worked, itemised, for the quarter ending 31st December, 1927, for the following mining districts: Cumberland, Bristol, Somerset, and Forest of Dean?

Persons Killed and Injured at Mines under the Coal Mines Act.
Number of Persons Killed. Number of Persons Injured.*
Year. Below ground. Above ground. Total. Below ground. Above ground. Total.
1925 1,028 108 1,136 163,350 14,710 178,060
1927 1,030 96 1,126 Not yet available.
*Disabled for more than 3 days. These figures include cases of injury of a serious kind which are reported at the time of their occurrence. Particulars of such accidents are as follows:
1925. 1927.
Below ground 3,843 4,211
Above ground 493 453