HC Deb 27 July 1926 vol 198 cc1895-6
33. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Secretary for Mines the terms of reference to the Committee on Co-operative Selling in the Coal-mining Industry?

Colonel LANE FOX

The terms of reference are as follow: To inquire into and report upon the desirability and practicability of developing co-operative selling in the coal-mining industry and to make recommendations.


May I ask whether, in view of the presence of representatives of the coalowners and miners on this Committee, any member is specially charged with looking after the interests of the domestic consumer?

Colonel LANE FOX

No, Sir, the members of this Committee do not represent any particular interest. We have selected the best men we can.


Have not the Government neglected to do what they have specifically asked to do; appoint representatives of the co-operative movement?

Colonel LANE FOX

No, Sir, we have not been asked, and we have not excluded them or anybody else.