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Women Employès

Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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asked the Secretary for Mines the number of women employed at the pithead, coalmines, in this country in 1911, 1921, and 1929, respectively?

The total number of women and girls employed at coalmines in Great Britain in 1911 was 6,210; in 1921, 6,084; and in 1929 approximately 4,070. Of the number in 1929, 765 were clerks. Separate figures of clerks for the earlier years are not available.

Can the hon. Member say what the rest of the women will do, what kind of work they will do?