§ 28. Mr. G. HALL
asked the Secretary for Mines to state the number of mines working full time in South Wales; and for how many weeks have these collieries worked full time during the past two months?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
The returns relating to time worked at coal mines are tabulated not according to the number of collieries but on the basis of the 216 number of workpeople employed. From this it appears that, in South Wales, during the week ended 2nd July, 102,600 wage-earners, or 53 per cent. of the whole, were employed at pits which lost no time owing to bad trade. During the previous two months the corresponding percentage was on the average 73 per cent. per week.