HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 c2407W
Mr. Colegate

asked the Minister of Labour if he will arrange with the Minister of Fuel and Power to publish in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" the earnings of adult coalminers working underground, with separate figures for the coal-face workers, and thereby bring the industry into line with other industries for which he gives properly classified returns of the workers' earnings.

Mr. Tomlinson

When the results are published in the "Labour Gazette" of the half yearly inquiry into average earnings in the principal industries, particulars are given of the average earnings per man-shift worked, for all classes of work-people combined, in the coalmining industry. I am informed by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power that separate particulars of the average earnings of coalminers working underground and of coal-face workers are not available.