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Unemployed Miners, Lanarkshire

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the total number of miners unemployed and signing the register in the Lanarkshire coalfield; the total number of miners in this category who have been certified as physically unfit; the total number of miners in the first category who are available for and capable of work; and the number of ex-miners signing in Lanarkshire who are desirous of re-entering the mining industry, respectively.

At 14th March there were 847 men registered as unemployed in Lanarkshire, whose last employment was in the coalmining industry. Of these 488 have been found to be medically unfit for further employment in that industry. I regret that the other details asked for in the Question are not available.