§ 15. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines the total cost to date of the committee appointed to deal with the coal mines amalgamation; and will he give separate figures for the chairman and each member of the committee?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
The total expenditure incurred, up to the 30th November, in connection with the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission was approximately £20,000. The amount paid to the chairman, including expenses actually incurred in connection with travelling and subsistence allowances on the Treasury scale, was £6,375. Three of the other commissioners received in respect of remuneration and expenses £858, £764 and £705 respectively. The fifth commissioner is serving in an honorary capacity.