§ Mr. Varley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the proportion of men employed in the coal mining industry as a percentage of all employed in the years 1959, 1963 and 1969, in Great Britain as a whole and individually in the Northern Region, Scotland and Wales.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Following is the information:
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF MALE EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE COAL MINING INDUSTRY EXPRESSED AS PERCENTAGES OF MALE EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN ALL INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES Great Britain Northern Region Scotland Wales June, 1959 5.3 18.0 6.8 16.8 June, 1963 4.1 14.7 4.9 13.8 June, 1969 2.6 8.0 2.9 8.5