HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c109W
87. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will give the average weekly earnings for coalface workers for the years 1947, 1948 and 1949.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The average weekly earnings for face workers in the mines (including allowances in kind) were £8 4s. 9d. in 1947, and £9 10s. 10d. in 1948. In 1949 the basis of calculation was changed; for that year, the average weekly earnings of face workers, on the old basis, were £9 19s. 6d.; on the revised basis, they were £10 5s. 8d.