Lost Working Days (Mines)

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power – in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Abingdon

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many strikes are now in operation, how many men are involved; what is the daily loss of coal in each of the pits concerned; and how man) man-hours have been lost since the increased wage award was granted this year?

Major Lloyd George:

I am glad to tell the House that, according to the latest available information, there is no stoppage of work through disputes in any part of the. coalfield. Since payment began under the recent wage award the total man-days lost owing to disputes is approximately 33,800, or rather, less than 5,000 tons a week. Figures of man-hours lost are not available.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many working days have been lost in the mines of Great Britain during August, 1942, by strikes; and what is the approximate tonnage of coal represented by such stop pages?

Major Lloyd George:

The total man-days lost through disputes in the month of August were 25,443, representing a total loss of approximately 24,600 tons.