§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many men there were employed in the coalmines at the time of nationalisation and how much coal they were producing: how many are at present employed and their production, giving these figures over some comparable period.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
The following are the figures:
COLLIERY MANPOWER AND OUTPUT IN THE FIRST 19 WEEKS OF 1947 AND 1954 1947 1954 Percentage increase Output (thousand tons) 69,622 81,677 17 Manpower (thousands) 704 713* 1
* To make it comparable with that for 1947, this figure has been adjusted for the change in basis of the manpower statistics at the beginning of 1954.