§ 40. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary for Mines how many working days have been lost at Wath Main and Bentley collieries during the flood periods in 1931 and 1932, with the total loss of wages incurred?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I must remind the hon. Member that I am precluded by Subsection (2) of Section 21 of the Mining Industry Act, 1920, from publishing any information with respect to a particular undertaking, unless the owner of the undertaking so agrees. I regret, therefore, that I cannot give the details asked for, but if the hon. Member particularly desires I can approach the owners with a request for permission to publish the information.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
As these floods have been so frequent in the last year or two, ought we not to know the extent of the losses incurred as a result of them?