HC Deb 15 December 1950 vol 482 c234W
Mr. Frederic Harris

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what was the tonnage lost in the coalfields during the last six months in consequence of stoppages.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The total tonnage of coal lost in the six months ended 2nd December, 1950, as the result of stoppages at the mines due to recognised holidays was 4,895,000 tons; due to disputes, 562,000 tons; due to accidents, breakdowns and repairs to machinery, 150,000 tons, and due to[...]ther causes 73.000 tons.

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