Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the average weekly earnings of coal miners employed on coalface and surface work, respectively, at the most recent date for which figures are available ; and what were the actual average hours worked for these earnings.415W
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
I regret that the most recent figures for these groups obtained from departmental surveys are those for April 1972 published in the results of the New Earnings Survey 1972. I am seeking the assistance of the National Coal Board in making available information of the kind sought.