HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc68-9W
Mr. Wragg

asked the Secretary for Mines the total earnings of miners, including boys, employed in the Midland amalgamated district for the years ended 30th June, 1938, 1939 and 1940, the number of shifts worked each year, and the average earnings each shift?

Mr. Grenfell,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 10th December, 1940, col. 801, Vol. 367], made the following statement:

The total wages paid to miners, including boys, the number of shifts worked and the average earnings per shift in the Midland (amalgamated) district for the two years ended 30th June, 1938 and 1939, were as follow:

Total Wages paid. Number of Shifts worked. Earnings per Shift.
£ s. d.
30th June, 1938. 35,930,363 57,676,290 12 5.51
30th June, 1939. 36,350,842 56,674,449 12 9.94