HC Deb 12 July 1932 vol 268 cc1101-2
29. Miss WARD

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has been informed if it is the intention of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission, under the powers conferred on it under Section 12 (1) of the Coal Mines Act, 1930, to further the reorganisation of the industry otherwise than by amalgamation?


The primary duty of the Commission under the Act is to promote and assist the amalgamation of collieries, but I understand that they are prepared to interpret the word amalgamation broadly and to consider any scheme of reorganisation which is calculated to produce the results at which they aim.