asked the Secretary for Mines the proportion of persons employed In and about the mines who did not present themselves for work on the full number of days that the pits were open for work during the months of December, 1922, and January, 1923?
I regret that I cannot give exactly the information for which the hon. Member asks. But during the month of December, 1922, the number of manshifts lost from all causes other than stoppages at the pits was 7½ per cent. of the total number of manshifts which could have been worked (including week-end and overtime shifts). Similar information is not yet available for the month of January, 1923.