HC Deb 25 November 1942 vol 385 cc744-5W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will give the percentage of manshifts lost at the coalface, including absences due to sickness or accident, for each of the eight weeks ended 31st October this year, together with similar figures for the same weeks last year or, if the latter are not available, for the months of September and October, 1941?

Mr. T. Smith

Figures relating to manshifts lost at the coalface are not available in respect of the separate weeks of September and October last year. Calendar monthly figures are therefore given:

Week ending. Percentage of shifts lost at the coalface.
12th September, 1942 14.20
19th September, 1942 13.86
26th September, 1942 12.83
3rd October, 1942 13.54
10th October, 1942 13.86
17th October, 1942 13.71
24th October, 1942 14.02
31st October, 1942 13.71
Month of September, 1941 11.54
Month of October, 1941 11.78

No information is available to show what movements have taken place in the average number of shifts worked per man.