70. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made with any scheme or schemes with a view to draining the waterlogged coal areas in South-West Durham where over 13,000,000 tons of coal are lying submerged?
§ The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I understand that the discussions between the colliery interests concerned to which a reference was made in the answer given to the hon. Member on 5th July, 1938, have not yet been concluded.