HC Deb 06 April 1921 vol 140 cc269-70
60. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS

asked the Minister of Agriculture the selling price during the year 1920 and the present retail price of ground basic slag 30 per cent.; and whether this commodity is still under the control of any Government Department?


As the information asked for by the hon. and gallant Member involves a good many figures, I will ask him to allow me to circulate a detailed reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The reply is as follows:

The maximum selling prices of ground basic slag, 30 per cent., since the beginning of 1920, including cost of delivery to customer's nearest station in Great Britain, or to British Port when sold to Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, have been as follow:—

protecting large and valuable mining areas in this country from destruction, of so amending the Trade Disputes Act of 1906 as to make trade unions responsible for the damage done to mines by flooding in consequence of orders and prohibitions issued by such unions?


My hon. Friend may be assured that the Government will take all steps within its power to protect the mines from destruction, but I am unable to appreciate how an Amendment of the Trade Disputes Act would accomplish this object.