HC Deb 08 November 1933 vol 281 cc169-70

asked the Secretary for Mines if he will inform the House of the result of his negotiations with representatives of the coal industry, and when he proposes to introduce, in the light of two years' experience of its working, amending legislation to the Coal Mines Act to remove, or to snake more elastic, its restrictive provisions, especially for the export trade?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I understand that on the 19th October the Central Council of Coalowners failed to reach agreement as to the representations to be made to the Government for amendment of the schemes under Part I of the Coal Mines Act, 1930. With regard to the second part of the question, I am unable to make any statement at the moment.

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