§ 67. Major KELLEY
aked the Secretary for Mines what sum has been set aside for miners' betterment in South Yorkshire; how many schemes have been proposed for that area under the betterment provisions of the Mining Industries Act; and what schemes have been approved in South Yorkshire?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The total amount at present set aside for local purposes in the South Yorkshire district is £57,083. So far the miners' welfare committee have received nine applications for grants in connection with local schemes in the district, and these have been referred for report to the joint district welfare committee of owners and workmen. I understand, however, that the district welfare committee are still engaged upon a survey of the requirements of the district as a whole, and have not as yet recommended any schemes to the miners' welfare committee. No grants have, therefore, been made in this district up to the present.