§ 52. Mr. HOPKIN
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause inquiries to be made as to the position of the men who have been awarded compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Acts at the Blaenhirwarn colliery, Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire; and whether there is a prospect of having this question settled soon?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Short)
My right hon. Friend is informed by the receiver in charge of the colliery that the position has not changed since his letter of the 12th November last, a copy of which was supplied to my hon. Friend. He is afraid that payment of any further compensation in the outstanding cases depends on the sale of the colliery, and he regrets to say that the receiver states that in spite of all efforts to that end he has not yet been able to effect a sale.