HC Deb 13 December 1929 vol 233 c849W

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Woolwich Borough Council has recently submitted to the Unemployment Grants Committee, as a scheme of relief, the making up of Avery Hill Road what reply has been made to such proposal; and whether any scheme for the relief of unemployment in Woolwich and at the same time helping the distressed areas has yet been submitted and approved?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the other parts

Upper Silesia. Dombrova. Cracow.
Average number of persons employed at Coal Mines excluding technical officials and agents (first nine months of 1929). 85,680 27,030 9,070
Limit of hours and how measured 8 hrs. from first cage down to first cage up. 8½ hrs. from descent to ascent of each man.
Hours underground in a full week 48¼ hrs. 49 hrs.
Estimated working time at the coal face per day. 6¼ hrs. 6½ hrs (Sats. 4½ hrs.)