§ 51 and 52. Mr. BATEY
asked the Secretary for Mines (1) the total amount paid as local rates in each mining district by coal companies and the rates per ton output during the latest available six months;
(2) the total amount paid to royalty owners in each mining district and the amount per ton output during the latest available six months?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Commodore Douglas King)
As the reply involves a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Commodore KING
The answer is in tabular form, and if the hon. Member will read it in the OFFICIAL REPORT, that will be the more convenient course.
§ Commodore KING
If the hon. Member wants it for the whole country, the average local rates per ton on saleable coal raised—
§ Following are the figures:
|ESTIMATED AMOUNT of ROYALTIES and LOCAL RATES in the Principal Colliery Districts and in Great Britain during the six months ended 31st December, 1927.|
|Amount.||Per ton of Saleable Coal raised.||Amount.||Per ton of Saleable Coal raised.|
|South Wales and Monmouth*||771,600||8.43||346,800||3.79|
|North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire||233,900||4.05||130,000||2.25|
|South Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Cannock Chase and Warwickshire.||110,600||3.79||84,000||2.88|
|Lancashire, Cheshire and North Staffordshire||249,100||5.36||113,000||2.43|
|Other Districts (Cumberland, North Wales, South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Bristol, Forest of Dean, Somerset and Kent).||138,200||5.76||61,900||2.58|
|* The figures for South Wales and Monmouth relate to the six months ended the 31st January, 1928|