§ 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.