§ 79 and 81. Mr. ADAMSON
asked the Secretary for Mines (1) the amount in sterling received by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners of England for coal-mining royalties and the amount of tonnage of coal upon which the royalty was paid for the last five years, respectively;
(2) the tonnage of coal upon which royalties are paid to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners of Wales during the last five years; and the amount of payments made for royalties to them for each of the last five years?
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
As the answers to these questions involve tables of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate both answers with the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the information:
§ The amounts received by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for royalties on coal for the last five years were as follow, namely:
|Year ended 31st March:||£|
§ Tonnage figures are only available for the counties of Durham and Northumberland, from which counties, however, the bulk of the Commissioners' coal royalties are derived. The tonnage amounts for these counties, together with the amounts of royalty due thereon, are as follow, namely:258
|Coal worked.||Royalty due thereon.|
|Year ended 31st March.||Tons.||£|
§ The tonnage of coal upon which royalties were paid to the Welsh Church Commission during the five years ending October, 1935, amounted to 1,508,260 tons. The amount of royalties paid to them for each of the five years in question was: