§ 57. Mr. T. Smith
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of pits closed since 1926 and the estimated number of men thrown out of work by such closings in South and West Yorkshire, respectively?
§ Captain Crookshank
Since 1st January, 1926, 30 pits in South Yorkshire employing Do or more wage-earners each and in the aggregate 6,900 wage-earners, have 2664 been abandoned or closed and not re-opened. The comparable figures for West Yorkshire are 71 pits and 10,500 wage-earners.