HC Deb 30 March 1939 vol 345 cc2229-30W
Mr. Poole

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of miners unemployed throughout the Cannock Chase coalfield at the last convenient date?

Mr. E. Brown

pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 2nd March, 1939; cols. 1459–60, Vol. 344), supplied the following statement:

At 13th February, 1939, 607 insured men and boys, aged 14–64, in the coal mining industry classification, were recorded as unemployed at Employment Exchanges serving the Cannock Chase coalfield.