§ 66. Sir W. JENKINS
asked the Secretary for Mines the average paid in royalty per ton of coal for the following years: 1913, 1920, 1927, 1930 and 1932; what is the highest amount paid per ton; and what is the lowest amount paid per ton?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
In 1913, 1920, 1927, 1930 and 1932, the average royalty in Great Britain per ton of coal disposable commercially was 6d., 7¾d., 6¼d., 5¾d. and 6d. respectively. The rates for 1927, 1930 and 1932 include the rental value of freehold minerals where worked by the proprietors. The only information available with regard to the highest and lowest rates relates to the year 1925, when they varied from 2s. 2½d. to ½d. per ton of coal disposable commercially.