HC Deb 02 July 1923 vol 166 cc43-4

asked the Secretary of Mines the total coal output for Wales for the year ending 31st March,


As the answer involves a tabular statement, I propose, with permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement promised:

1923; what was the total amount of royalties paid; and what was the amount of such royalties paid, if any, towards the burden of the local rates of the districts from which such royalties were derived?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

The total output of coal in North and South Wales (including Monmouthshire) in the year ending 31st March, 1923, was 55,191,000 tons, and the total royalties paid approximately £1,771,000. Royalties are not assessable to local rates in Wales.