Mining Labour Force

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1952.

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Photo of Sir Gerald Nabarro Sir Gerald Nabarro , Kidderminster 12:00 am, 7th July 1952

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make a statistical statement on coal mining recruitment during the six months to 30th June, 1952, and on the total labour force in the industry compared with 1950 and 1951.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Birmingham King's Norton

I am circulating a table of figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

RECRUITMENT AND WASTAGE OF COLLIERY MANPOWER IN THE FIRST 25 WEEKS OF 1951 AND 1952
19521951
Recruitment:
Juveniles14,58110,640
Adult new entrants13,12312,175
Re-entrants15,93317,854
Total43,63740,669
Wastage:
Juveniles1,7321,470
Others21,89426,236
Total23,62627,706
Net gain20,01112,963
Total number on colliery books at end of period718,100701,700