HC Deb 07 June 1932 vol 266 cc1768-9

asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of money that has been paid into the Miners' Welfare Fund; the amount allocated to each area separately and the amount paid into the central fund; and the balance in hand at the central fund and area funds at the last available date?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Isaac Foot)

The total amount paid into the Miners' Welfare Fund, up to the 31st May last, was £12,626,664, of which £8,650,415 had been credited to the Districts Fund, £1,809,245 to the General Fund and £2,167,004 to the Royalties Welfare Levy Fund. The balance of the Welfare Fund at that date was £2,650,467, divided as follows: Districts Fund, £1,354,990; General Fund, £394,925; Royalties Welfare Levy Fund, £900,552. Of this balance £1,433,722 has definitely been allocated for pithead baths and other purposes and a substantial portion of the remainder earmarked for specific purposes either by the Central Committee or by the District Committees. I am sending the hon. Member the other details for which he asks.


Can the hon. Gentleman say what is the balance remaining?


The balance is here stated at £2,650,000. Of that, £1,433,000 has been allocated and, by a hasty calculation, it will be seen that the difference is about £1,200,000.

28. Mr. JOHN (for Sir W. JENKINS)

asked the Secretary for Mines what progress is being made with the Committee of Inquiry into the Miners' Welfare Fund; and when is the report likely to be published?


I am informed that the committee expect to complete their taking of evidence this month, and hope to present their report in the early autumn.

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