Coal-Cutting Machines and Conveyors.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 6th December 1938.

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Photo of Mr George Daggar Mr George Daggar , Abertillery

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of coal-cutting machines and the number of conveyors in the mining industry in South Wales and Monmouthshire for each of the years 1920 to 1937?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

South Wales and Monmouthshire.
Year.Number of Coal-cutting machines in use.Number of Conveyors in use.
At the Coal Face.Elsewhere below-ground.
1920239339Not available.
1921273342
1922304416
1923361562
1924409671
1925405721
1926401740
1927425697
1928401581191
1929430681229
1930460745228
1931484699233
1932437653222
1933454712225
1934472727239
1935476789263
1936482785278
1937519878329