HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 cc3028-9W
Sir W. Jenkins

asked the Minister of Labour what number of miners are unemployed in the Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, 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.