HC Deb 20 June 1939 vol 348 cc2031-2W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Secretary for Mines what was the output per person in the coal-mining industry in tie years 1930 and 1938, respectively; what was the average annual wages per person in the same period; and whether he can express these increases in percentage figures?

Mr. Lloyd

The average output of saleable coal per wage-earner was 265 tons in 1930 and 297 tons in 19.58, representing an increase of 12 per cent.: the average annual wages (including the value of allowances in kind) for the same years were £119 and £151., representing an increase of 27 percent.

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