HC Deb 26 November 1928 vol 223 cc30-1

asked the Minister of Agriculture when he hopes to introduce legislation to give effect to the approved scheme for draining the Doncaster area; and is it his intention to insist upon the workers having representation on any committee that may be appointed to carry out such scheme?


A Bill to give effect to the recommendations of the Commission appointed to enquire into the conditions in regard to mining and drainage in the Doncaster area is in an advanced state, the notices required by Standing Orders have already been given, and I hope to introduce it without delay I do not think that I can say more at the moment than that the Bill will follow very closely the recommendations of the Commission, with which the hon. Member is familiar.


Since the recommendations of the Committee are that royalty owners, mineowners, and landowners should be represented on the Committee, has consideration been given to the desirability of allowing the workers who reside in that district to have at least some representation?