HC Deb 07 February 1934 vol 285 cc1140-1W

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of ponies per million tons of coal raised in 1933 in the mines of Nottinghamshire. North Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, Leicestershire, North and South Staffordshire; and the number of ponies employed per million tons raised in the districts of Lancashire, Yorkshire South and Yorkshire West, Durham, Northumberland, Scotland, and in the Swansea and Cardiff divisions, in the same year?


The information, so far it is available at present, is as follows:

District and number of ponies employed per 1,000,000 tons of coal raised.

Nottinghamshire 174
North Derbyshire 266
South Derbyshire 370
Leicestershire 292
North Staffordshire 15
South Staffordshire (including Cannock Chase) and Worcestershire 286
Lancashire and Cheshire 18
South Yorkshire 107
West Yorkshire 257
Durham 378
Northumberland 259
Scotland 35
Swansea Division, Cardiff Division 259