§ MR. SLAGG (Burnley)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can give any information as to the continued delay in the hearing of the Hargreaves Executors' Burnley Weighing Case (Appeal); whe 967 ther he is aware that during this delay the miners of Burnley are deprived of the right enjoyed by other miners in Lancashire of having their coal weighed; and, whether he can give any definite information as to when the case will be heard?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I am informed by the Treasury Solicitor that, the parties having been unable to agree, instructions were given on November 23 to have the draft case settled by the Justices. I certainly hope that these initial proceedings will not be farther protracted, and that the case may be heard during the next sittings. It cannot be heard before.