HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1833
37. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister what contribution His Majesty's Government have actually made up to the present towards the needs of the distressed miners of South-East Cornwall; to what extent the contribution has been made up of stores; what form the stores have taken; and through what several channels the contribution has been made?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Alfred Mond)

Grants have been made by the Government towards public works carried out by local authorities in the district. I may refer in this connection to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bodmin on the 15th ultimo. If the hon. Baronet has some other form of assistance in mind, and will let me know, I will communicate further with him.

Sir J. D. REES

Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to see that in any future charitable distribution distress in South-East Cornwall shall have preference over distress in Russia?


I do not think that arises out of the question on the paper.


Is the hon. Baronet the Member for East Nottingham (Sir J. D. Rees) aware that the miners out of work in Cornwall are not in South-East Cornwall at all?

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