§ Mr. Foster
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of undertakings scheduled under the Essential Work (Coal-mining Industry) Orders and the number, separate, for each district in the British coalfield?
§ Mr. McCorquodale
The number of undertakings in Great Britain scheduled under the Essential Work (Coalmining Industry) Order was 1,900 up to 20th October, 1943. It would not be in the national interest to give the numbers for each district.