HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1261-2W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will estimate, to the nearest convenient date, the cost entailed by the scheme of coal rationing in the amount of salaries and wages to that date, of paid persons engaged in connection therewith; and the number, including all classifications, who have been, or are, engaged thereon?

Mr. Lloyd

I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply I gave on 10th October to the hon. Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey). the public interest to state the actual numbers of men examined.