§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to give the number of wage earners on colliery books in 1946 and 1955, respectively; and what percentage increase is represented by the 1955 figure over 1946.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
Six hundred and ninety-two thousand, two hundred at the end of 1946 and 699,900 at the end of September, 1955. Allowing for a change in definition between those years, the percentage increase was 1.7.