§ 2. Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Secretary of Mines the total amount paid in royalties, etc., in the coal-mining industry in the year ended 31st December, 1936, and the number of royalty owners who received royalties, etc., during the year; and whether he will give figures for each district separately?
§ Captain Crookshank
As the reply involves a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:—
§ The estimated amounts paid by colliery owners in royalties and wayleaves (including the rental value of freehold mineral where worked by the proprietors) during 1936 are as follow:
|South Wales and Monmouthshire||1,127,000|
|North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire||482,000|
|South Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Cannock Chase and Warwickshire||208,000|
|Lancashire, Cheshire and North Staffordshire||435,000|
|Other English Districts||219,000|
§ It is estimated that there are now approximately 4,300 coal royalty owners (including working proprietors) in Great Britain.