§ 51. Mr. DICKIE
asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been called to the Court of Appeal decision in the Consett wayleave case; and whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to introduce amending legislation to make the intention of Parliament clear on this point?
The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)
Yes, Sir, and I cannot at the moment add anything to the answer given by my predecessor in office to a question by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith) on the 8th April, of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. DICKIE
In view of the very serious burden imposed on the industry by these grossly excessive wayleave charges, and their effect on unemployment, do not the Government consider that this is a matter for immediate action?