HL Deb 20 November 1946 vol 144 cc276-7WA

asked His Majesty's Government whether they will state on the latest convenient date, the number of persons employed in the coal 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