HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 c453
61. Mr. SHORT

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the Miners' Welfare Fund Committee have at any time considered the desirability of providing rest homes for aged miners; and, if so, with what result?


I have been asked to reply. The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, so far, 24 grants totalling £64,413 10s. have been made from district funds for the erection of aged miners' homes or for endowment to provide for maintenance of such homes. I am sending the hon. Member a detailed statement.


What is the possibility of contributing to rest homes or anything else out of this fund at this time?