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Wage Earners (Statistics)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Secretary for Mines the average weekly earnings of all workmen employed in the coal mines of Great Britain, the output per shift, and the number of persons employed for the years 1935 and 1936?

As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Great Britain.
1935.1936 (Provisional).
1.Average Weekly Cash Earnings of all wage-earners employed.£25s.6d:£29s.10d.
2.Output of Saleable coal per manshift worked23·35 cwts.23·46
3.Average Number of wage-earners employed754,300756,000
NOTE.—The particulars of cash earnings shown above do not include the value of allowances in kind which amounted on the average to 1s. 10d. per week in 1935 and are estimated to have been. 1s. 11d. per week in 1936.