HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 cc2-3
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:

District. Amount.
Scotland 740,000
Northumberland 335,O00
Durham 723,000
South Wales and Monmouthshire 1,127,000
Yorkshire 762,000
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.