HC Deb 17 April 1928 vol 216 cc6-7

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware of the damage to house property and other property in Abertillery and other mining areas caused by mining subsidence; and, in view of the publication of the Report last year of the Royal Commission on Mining Subsidence, will he bring in legislation at the earliest date to deal with this grievance?

Commodore KING

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Consett (Mr. Dunnico) on 3rd April, to which I can add nothing.


Are the Government going to take action on the question, in view of the fact that a Report has been given by the Committee that has been investigating it?

Commodore KING

If the hon. Member refers to the OFFICIAL REPORT, he will see the reply.

Year ended 31st March. Number of Wage-earners employed at Coal Mines in Scotland at 31st March. Output of Coal in Scotland. Quantity of Coal exported from Scottish Ports.
Tons. Tons.
1924 141,900 38,365,700 10,865,200
1925 131,700 35,338,200 7,951,300
1926 126,500 33,321,800 7,038,900
1927* 111,400 16,550,300 2,474,800
1928 102,500 34,531,900 6,131,500
* Work at coal mines was reduced by a protracted dispute and the output and exports of coal were consequently affected.