§ Sir W. Jenkins
asked the Minister of Labour what number of miners are unemployed in the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, 3029W Cwmllynfell, and Ystalyfera areas each week from January, 1939, to date; will he ascertain how many weeks the whole of the men were idle during 1938; and what is the cause of this unemployment?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The available figures relate to the number of insured persons in the coal-mining industry classification recorded as unemployed at the Ystalyfera Employment Exchange on one date in each month. These include Cwmllynfell, and are given below:
16th January, 1939 … 1,227 13th February, 1939 … 901 13th March, 1939 … 1,317
Gwaun-cae-Gurwen is in the area of the Garnant Employment Exchange and separate figures for the former area are not available.
The precise nature of the information desired in the second part of the question is not clear and perhaps the hon. Member will communicate with me.