HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c989W
Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for India whether members of the W.V.S. or S.S.A.F.A. proceeding to India to help Service welfare will be fully covered by the Government for injury, illness or aggravated illness received or contracted while on service; and whether they will be eligible for war pensions.

Mr. Amery

I am discussing with the War Office the exact method of providing against the risks of sickness and injury in the case of voluntary welfare workers sent to India, e.g., whether by insurance, as in the case of members of S.S.A.F.A. who have already left for India, or, as in the case of V.A.D. members serving in India, by treatment on the analogy of the War Warrants concerning pensions and similar provisions,

Year. Number of Mines producing coal. Number of Coal Mines not producing coal, Pumping Pits, New Sinkings, etc. Number of Mines producing minerals other than coal. Total.
1910 2,919 191 172 3,282
1920 2,531 140 167 2,838
1930 2,065 121 142 2,328
1940 1,775 93 131 1,999
1942 1,738 98 125 1,961
1944* 1,695 86 120 1,901
* Provisional Figures.