§ Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Labour how many ex-miners suffering from pneumoconiosis are registered as unemployed in South Wales; what was the comparable figure a year ago; and how many new cases have come on to the register during that time.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The number of ex-coal-miners registered as disabled by pneumoconiosis in South Wales and Monmouth and known to be unemployed on 17th April, 1950, was 3,888, compared with 4,636 at the end of April, 1949. Figures of the number of new registrants during the period are not available.