HC Deb 01 December 1938 vol 342 c614W
Mr. Collindridge

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will give the number of boys, 14 to 16 years of age, in the mining industry underground; what percentage they are to the rest of the workers underground; the number of accidents fatal and non-fatal, separately, these boys, 14 to 16 years of age, sustained in 1937; and the percentage of these accidents as compared with the percentage of accidents to the rest of the people employed underground?

Captain Crookshank

Following is a comparative statement showing the number of boys under r6 years of age employed below-ground at mines under the Coal Mines Act (except stratified ironstone mines) during 1937 and the number of all other persons employed below-ground together with the numbers killed and injured by accidents in each age group: