HC Deb 19 November 1937 vol 329 cc735-7W
Mr. Peake

asked the Secretary for Mines what was the average number of workpeople employed in the coal-mining industry, the total number of man-shifts worked, and the average cash earnings

the numbers employed at the date of amalgamation and in December, 1936.

per shift and for the half-year, respectively, in each of the half-years ended on 30th June in the years 1931, 1933, and 1937, respectively.

Captain Crookshank

The information is as follows:

Great Britain.
Six months ended 30th June. Average number of work people employed. Total number of man-shifts worked. Average Cash Earnings (excluding the value of allowances in kind).
Per man-shift worked. For six months ended 30th June
s. d. £ s. d.
1931 828,700 100,239,000 9 55 12 0
1933 478,000 89,769,000 9 54 17 9
1937 733,400 99,171,000 10 7 71 11 1
The figures for 1931 relate to undertakings producing about 96 per cent. of the total quantity of coal raised in that period, while those for 1933 and 1937 each relate to about 97 per cent.
The particulars included in respect of South Wales and Monmouth relate to the six monthly periods, February to July in each year.