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Cannock Chase Coalfield

Volume 345: debated on Thursday 30 March 1939

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of miners unemployed throughout the Cannock Chase coalfield at the last convenient date?

pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 2nd March, 1939; cols. 1459–60, Vol. 344), supplied the following statement:At 13th February, 1939, 607 insured men and boys, aged 14–64, in the coal mining industry classification, were recorded as unemployed at Employment Exchanges serving the Cannock Chase coalfield.