§ 43. Mr. DENMAN
asked the Minister of Agriculture the total amount of the mine owners' subsidence fund in the area of the Doncaster district drainage board; and what proportion of it has been deducted from royalties?
§ Major ELLIOT
The fund to which my hon. Friend refers has to be established by the mine owners for the purpose of maintaining drainage works which they may be liable to carry out from time to time as the result of subsidence, under the provisions of Part II of the Doncaster Drainage Act, 1929. I understand that no such fund has yet been established, but I am informed by the Doncaster Drainage Board that definite proposals for the establishment of such a fund are to be laid before the Board by 15th January, 1933.