§ Mr. G. Macdonald
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons employed in the coal industry of Great Britain in December, 1918, March, 1926, and for the latest date on which figures are available, giving separate figures for underground workers?
§ Captain Crookshank
The information is as follows:
Number of persons Employed at Coal Mines in Great Britain in the years 1918, 1926 and 1938. Years. Total Number of Persons Employed (including Clerks and Salaried Persons). Number Employed Underground 1918* 989,100 779,400 1926 (at 13th March). 1,115,600 890,000 1938† (at 5th November). 784,800 611,000 * The figures relate to the number of persons ordinarily employed during the year. † Estimated figures.