HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1227-8
43. Mr. WRIGHT

asked the Secretary for Mines the amount paid from mining royalties to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the years 1920 to 1925, inclusive?

Major BIRCHALL (representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners)

The Secretary for Mines has asked me to reply to this question. The amounts received by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from mining royalties (including royalties on surface minerals and rents of surface for mining purposes) were as follow:

1920 452,000
1921 298,000
1922 426,000
1923 459,000
1924 465,000
The figures for the year 1925 are not yet available, but the estimated amount is £415,000.


May I ask the hon. and gallant Member to use his influence with the Government in order to restrain outbursts of distinguished ecclesiastics against the miners and in favour of the mineowners?