§ 6. Mr. KIRKWOOD (for Mr. McGOVERN)
asked the Secretary for Mines if the appointment of Sir Ernest Gowers for work in connection with coal mines amalgamation still continues; and how many amalgamations have been completed?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, one amalgamation has been completed, and two more are now before the Railway and Canal Commission.
§ Mr. MAXTON
Is not that a very poor result for the efforts of such a highly qualified person as Sir Ernest Gowers was reported to be?
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
I wonder if the Minister could tell us if it was true that Montagu Norman instructed the last Minister of Mines—