HC Deb 07 July 1936 vol 314 cc1003-4
18. Mr. TINKER

asked the Secretary for Mines when the Government intend to bring in the Bill to deal with mining royalties?


The Bill is in course of preparation, but I am not at the moment in a position to say when it will be ready for introduction.


Will it be brought forward this Session? This question was put down to the Prime Minister. I do not object to the hon. and gallant Gentleman answering it, if he can give us something definite. We ought to have a definite reply to questions of this character.


I cannot go any further than I have gone in saying that I am not in a position to say when it will be ready. It is a highly complex matter of major Government policy which has not been lost sight of.


Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman remember the promise which he made in the early part of the Session, and is it the intention of the Government not to carry out any of their promises?