HC Deb 08 December 1942 vol 385 cc1439-40W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the percentage of those employed who were killed and seriously injured, respectively, in each coal inspection division for the years 1930, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1941 and to the latest date in 1942?

Major Lloyd George

The information available concerning serious injuries relates tocases of injuries reportable under the provisions of the Coal Mines Act, 1911, and not to the numbers of persons receiving serious injuries each year. The information is therefore given according to the number of persons killed and the number of cases of serious injury, each per 1,000 persons employed:

The total number of licences issued is however known to be increasing. On the 31st August last, the latest date for which firm figures are available, there were 8,836,724 wireless receiving licences in force and since that date the number has increased to over nine millions.