§ 71. Captain BOWYER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now state the profits and royalties on coal mined during the last quarter of 1918, and also the wages paid during the same period; how many tons of coal were raised during the period; and what was the average number of persons employed in and about the mines?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The summary of the Returns of the colliery undertakings from which the information relating to the first part of the question will be obtained is not yet completed. In answer to the second part of the question, approximately 56,100,000 tons of coal were raised during the last quarter of 1918, and the average number of men employed during the same period was 967,500.