HC Deb 04 July 1935 vol 303 c1989
41. Mr. G. HALL

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has received the amended scheme for the drainage of parts of the South Wales coalfield by means of adits which would carry the water to the sea by gravity; and what action is proposed by the Government concerning this matter?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)

I understand that a mining engineer was asked to advise the South Wales Drainage Committee on the suggested scheme and that the Committee promised the Commissioner for the Special Areas a report by the end of June. I have no later information than this.


Will the hon. Gentleman inquire of the Commissioner for special areas whether a copy of the scheme has been received by him, and will the Department co-operate with the Commissioner in this very important matter?


I think we had better wait until we know that the Commissioner has a copy of the report, and then, perhaps, we can ask him for it. Whether he will wish to give it to us, I do not know.