HC Deb 04 March 1924 vol 170 c1182
90. Mr. BATEY

asked the Secretary for Mines the total amount paid into the welfare scheme and the total amount paid out for approved schemes; and how many of the approved schemes include pit-head baths?


The total amount paid into the Miners' Welfare Fund, together with interest on investments, amounted at the 29th February, 1924, to £2,608,180 0s. 6d. The total amounts actually paid out at that date for approved schemes were £837,779 10s. 6d, from District Funds, and £60,372 12s. 2d. from the General Fund, but the total amounts allocated to such schemes were about £1,570,500 and £86,500 respectively The number of approved schemes which include pit-head baths is eight.


Can the hon. Gentleman tell us the amount allocated to research work, and how much of it has been paid?


I am afraid I shall require notice of that question; but I can tell my hon. Friend how much was earmarked. The amount was £500,000. That, however, has not been definitely allocated.