HC Deb 27 February 1922 vol 151 cc43-4
66. Mr. CAPE

asked the Secretary for Mines the average royalty rent paid per ton of coal raised in the county of Cumberland; what was the total amount of royalty rents paid for October, November, and December, 1921; and how much of the same, if any, is paid to local rates?


The average royalty rent paid in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland during the quarter ended March, 1921, was 11d. per ton of coal raised. The total amount so paid was £19,818, none of which it is understood was paid to local rates. Information with respect to the royalty rent paid for October, November, and December, 1921, is not yet available.