§ 90. Mr. WALLHEAD
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.