§ 48. Mr. DUNCAN GRAHAM
asked the Prime Minister whether he can make any statement as to his plans for carrying out the, proposals of the Samuel Coal Commission?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As I have stated on many occasions, the question of putting into operation the recommendations of the Royal Commission is 1867 primarily and mainly for the industry itself. So far as it rested with the Government to make them effective, there are, I think, only two on which we have not already taken action. These are the recommendations that the State should purchase the property in minerals and that local authorities should be given statutory power to trade in coal. On those matters I have no further statement to make.