HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 c652
44. Mr. LUNN

asked the Secretary for Mines if he will publish a statement of all the colliery accident funds in existence at this time, on the lines of Parliamentary Paper, No. 155, of Session 1924-25, and include in it the name of the fund, the number of dependants and the amount paid to them, and the number of officials and cost of administration in each case?


The hon. Member will see from the 1925 return that very few of the funds had, or were likely to have, any considerable balance of money after all claims on the funds had been met. Although responsibility rests met entirely on the trustees of the funds, my Department has watched their progress, and I do not think a further inquiry, such as is suggested, would serve any useful purpose.


I am not asking for an inquiry; I am asking that the statement with regard to these funds should be brought up to date.


I shall be happy to meet the hon. Member to see what additional information can now be furnished.