§ 49. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the Court of Appeal with regard to the case of the Consett Iron Company, Limited, v. Clavering; and, if so, whether he contemplates taking any action to amend the Mining Industry Act, 1926?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
The answer to the first part of the question is "Yes." With 798 regard to the second part, all I can say at the moment is that the position is being carefully considered.
§ Mr. DICKIE
Having regard to the fact that the Act of 1926 was expressly passed for the purpose of dealing with cases of this kind, and that this extraordinary decision completely nullifies that Act, can we have an assurance that there will be no avoidable delay in introducing amending legislation?