§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal and nonfatal accidents in and around mines in this country during 1938, 1939 and 1940, respectively, giving, if possible, the percentages of accidents to the total employed?
§ Mr. Grenfell
Provisional figures for 1940 show 910 persons were killed and 3,186 seriously injured by accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act. The figures for 1939 are 783 killed and 3,155 seriously injured, and for 1938, 858 killed and 3,157 seriously injured. As regards the last part of the Question, it is not in the public interest to publish figures of employment covering the war periods, but I am sending them to the hon. Member for his confidential information.