HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 c566W

asked the Secretary for Mines how the wages per shift, output per shift, and hours of labour below, by British and Polish miners, respectively, compare?


During the nine months ended September, 1933, the average total earnings per manshift worked in Great Britain, were 9s. 6d. and in Poland 8.70 zloty or 4s. at the par of exchange, and the average output of coal per manshift worked was 22¼ cwts. in Great Britain and 29¾ cwts. in Poland. The authorised hours of labour below ground in Great Britain are 7½ hours plus one winding time, totalling on the average eight hours per day, and in Polish Upper Silesia a total of eight hours two minutes per day.