§ 9. Mr. BARKER
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.
§ Mr. BARKER
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?
|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.|
|* Work at coal mines was reduced by a protracted dispute and the output and exports of coal were consequently affected.|