Statistics (Yorkshire).

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

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Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of underground wage-earners employed in West and South Yorkshire, respectively, at the present time, and for each year since 1920, in

Number of Wage-earners employed underground at Coal Mines in West and South Yorkshire and annual output of saleable coal raised per underground wage-earner for the years 1920–37 (excluding 1921 and 1926).
Year.West Yorkshire.South Yorkshire.
Number of Wage-earners employed below-ground.Output per Wage-earner employed below-ground.Number of Wage-earners employed below-ground.Output per Wage-earner employed below-ground.
Tons.Tons.
192054,59825680,025277
192253,67226988,809312
192356,00828393,714327
192456,83227598,182315
192553,59926999,293311
192750,487277100,486318
192844,08728296,663320
192941,80230996,626347
193040,61630396,715333
193139,71329291,151318
193238,32528284,987321
193334,48129779,198341
193434,05432678,264367
193533,13934276,627383
193632,69436076,993399
193733,19338378,426413
NOTES.—(1) Prior to the year 1925 the particulars employed relate to those "ordinarily employed" and subsequently to the average number of persons on Colliery Books based upon four selected dates.
(2) Figures for 1921 and 1926 are not given as in these years there were protracted disputes.