45. Mr. BECKETT
asked the Prime Minister what action the Government propose to take in reference to the recommendation of the Royal Commission in favour of municipal trading in coal?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
I have been asked to reply. This matter will be raised by Amendments proposed by hon. Members to the Mining Industry Bill, when a full statement will be made on the subject.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that coal which costs £1 a ton in Durham sells in London at nearly £3, and is wage reduction the only part of the Commission's Report in which the Government are interested?