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Coal Industry (Productivity)

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the output per manshift in the coal industry at the latest available date; and how this compares with the similar period in 1977 and 1976.

The average overall output per manshift for the week ending 18th November 1978 was 2·35 tonnes; in the corresponding weeks in 1977 and 1976 it was 2·18 tonnes and 2·32 tonnes respectively. Average face output in the week ending 18th November 1978 was 8·81 tonnes; in the corresponding weeks in 1977 and 1976 it was 7·76 tonnes and 8·04 tonnes respectively.