HC Deb 08 November 1932 vol 270 cc171-2
17. Mr. MARTIN

asked the Secretary for Mines what were the actual local rates per ton of coal raised in 1913, 1920, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931, respectively, and paid to local authorities in the Northumberland and Durham county areas?


As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Is the hon. Member aware that the mines in the county of Durham are not benefiting to the extent which it was understood they would benefit under the De-rating Act?

Following is the reply:

Average amount paid by colliery owners in local rates for all purposes.
Year. Northumberland. Durham.
Pence per ton of saleable coal raised.
1913 1.50 (approx.) 2.00 (approx.)
1920 Not available.
1928 3.85 4.09
1929 2.66 3.39
1930 0.70 1.41
1931 0.69 1.38