HC Deb 27 July 1951 vol 491 cc109-10W
Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what are the wage figures for Kent, comparing the latest convenient date with July, 1945, of those employed in the mining industry taking the lowest paid grades, the highest paid miners, and the rough average.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I would refer the hon. Member to the National Coal Board's Quarterly Statistical Statement for 1950 and the corresponding statement published by the Ministry of Fuel and Power for 1945, which give the average

earnings of miners in each wage district. I regret that figures of earnings by the lowest and highest paid miners are not available.