Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh


asked the Secretary for Mines the average daily wage paid in the mining industry in 1920 and the average daily wage paid up to the latest period available?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

The average cash earnings per man-shift of all workers employed in the coal mines in Great Britain during 1920 was 16s. 10¼d., and during 1930, 9s. 3½d. These figures are exclusive of allowances in kind, as this information is not available for the year 1920. The average value of the allowances in kind during the first nine months of 1930 was about 4¾d. per shift.