§ 10. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will state what steps, if any, have been taken to ensure that the Coal Mines Act, 1931, is being carried out in all districts?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)
In England and Wales the Coal Mines Act, 1931, appears to be working smoothly. In Scotland, evidence has been collected in regard to alleged breaches of the law, and is being considered with a view to prosecution.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Will the Minister insist that no district or town shall take undue advantage of any other district or town?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
All I can say is that legislation has been provided, and that we expect that it will be operated.