§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Power if he will give the number of men and boys employed underground, and the number of persons employed in an official capacity, respectively, by the National Coal Board in 1950, 1955, and in 1960.
§ Mr. Marsh:
The numbers are as follows:
Men and Boys employed underground at N.C.B. mines (excluding overmen, deputies and chotfirers) Persons engages in an official capacity from area general managers down to and Including shotfirers End 1950 496,100 30,300 End 1955 511,300 38,500 End 1960 429,800 40,100