HC Deb 18 June 1956 vol 554 c69W
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.

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