HC Deb 08 May 1928 vol 217 c160
14. Mr. W. M. ADAMSON

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can state the terms of the Cannock Chase Collieries Commercial Association's decision to fix a quota of coal production; whether it is intended to increase the price of coal for industrial and domestic purposes; and to what extent the proposal will limit employment in the pits?

Commodore KING

I understand that the quotas under the Midland scheme are fixed by a committee of the Central Association and not by the District Association. As regards the answer to the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on the 3rd May to the hon. Member for Plaistow (Mr. W. Thorne). More experience of the scheme is necessary before its effect on employment can be judged.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is indicated already that the number of shifts will be reduced 12 per month?

Commodore KING

No, Sir, I am not aware of that.

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