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Employment Underground

Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the Secretary for Mines how many persons were employed underground in 1913, 1925, 1927, 1928, and 1929?

On the assumption that my hon. Friend refers to persons employed in coal mines, the numbers employed underground in these mines in Great Britain were 890,700 in 1913; 878,700 in 1925; 814,100 in 1927; 745,000 in 1928. A final figure for 1929 is not yet available, but it is estimated at about 755,000.