HC Deb 07 May 1928 vol 217 c35W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of miners at present unemployed in England and Wales; and what steps, if any, are being taken to provide suitable alternative employment for these men?


On the 26th March, 1928, 180,164 persons belonging to the coal mining industry were recorded as unemployed in England and Wales, including 49,604 temporarily stopped. In reply to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Debate in the House on Monday, 30th April.