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LABOUR DELEGATEI

ONE SOX LEFT. I

ENOUGH KHAKI FOR ALL. I

IPIT LAMPS AND THE WAR.

SINGLE MEN'S LAST CHANCE.

GERMAN PRESS A: D COMPULSIONI…

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2,50,750 MINERS IN ARMS.

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2,50,750 MINERS IN ARMS. DECREASE IN COAL OUTPUT FOR WAR YEAR. The loss of output of coal in the United Kingdom over the first twelve months of the war, state the Coal Mining Organisation Committee in their second report, as compared with the like pre-war period, was 29,924,727 tons, or a decrease of about 11 per cent. This loss is not as great as an- ticipated, "owing, we believe, to the effect of the remedial measures taken to mitigate loss due to depletion of labour." Over the period August, September, and October 1915, the output was greater than in the like period of 1914 by 1,500,000 tons. The falling off com- pared with the same months in 1913 was 7,250,000 tons. The number of enlistments over the first 13 months of the war was 250,750 and of these 56,850 had enlisted during March to August 1915 inclusive. Taking into consideration the amount of lab- our which had come into the mines, the loss of labour amounted to nearly 16 per cent. The committee are' pleased to be able to state that absenteeism has not in- creased but remained the same as during the first seven months of the war-viz., 9.8 per cent. For the like period during the pre-war months it was 10.5 per cent. "Were there no avoidable absenteeism the output would be increased by from 13 to 14 million tons a year. Absenteeism is lowest in Scotland and highest in England, North Stafford- shire and Yorkshire being the least satisfactory in this respect, the aver- age for the former district being 13.4 per cent. (March to August 1915) and in the latter 12.7 per cent. The committee state that the gener- al regularity of the pits and the sacri- fice of regular holidays have prevented the loss of output being as great as was expected. With regard to the problems of tran- sport, the committee recommend that without delay the Railway Executive lie advised to prepare a scheme of pooling suitable to the different dis- tricts. "Lack of tonnage at the South Wales ports has of late operated ad- versely on the coal trade of that dis- trict. Many of the mines lately have lost several days a week solely through want. of ships to carry away the coal under' order." ——————

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