§ 18. Mr. PALING
asked the Secretary for Mines whether the Government have considered the question of the introduction of legislation, as recommended by the Royal Commission on Mining Subsidence in June, 1927, giving right of surface support and compensation for damage and, in cases of dispute, easier and cheaper facilities for legal proceedings; and whether such legislation may be expected during the lifetime of the present Government?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
; I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to a similar question by the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) on 1st November last, of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. D. DAVIES
Would the Secretary for Mines take advantage of this opportunity to introduce regulations making stowing in mines compulsory in order to prevent the subsidence which is taking place?