§ 74. Mr. G. Hall
asked the Secretary for Mines the annual expenditure on research for all purposes carried out by his Department; and will he give the amount spent on each branch of research separately?
§ The Secretary for Mines (Captain Crookshank)
The only researches for which I have any measure of direct responsibility are those of the Safety in Mines Research Board and the expenditure on those during each of the past two financial years has been a little over £58,000 a year, of which £1,750 appears on the Vote of the Mines Department, the balance being provided from the Miners' Welfare Fund. Particulars of the many different branches of the board's work in matters of safety and health are published in their annual reports and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the last published report.