THE EARL OF MANSFIELD
asked His Majesty's Government whether they will state on the latest convenient date, the number of persons employed in the coal 277WA mining industry in this country, together with the numbers employed underground, and at the coal-face, giving separate figures for Scotland and England.
Wage-earners on Colliery Books. — England (excluding Monmouth). Scotland. Wales and Monmouth. Great Britain. At the coal-face … 196,389 35,328 48,193 279,910 Total below ground … 380,321 60,287 93,079 553,687 Total above and below ground … 497,743 78,737 116,075 692,555