§ 41. Sir William Jenkins
asked the Secretary for Mines what applications he has received from colliery owners to assist in securing land for dumping coal in order to keep their collieries going; and whether he will take steps to secure from the landowner without undue delay the necessary sanction in order to keep the pits going and, if necessary, compel unwilling landowners?
§ Mr. Grenfell
I have had one such application. There has been difficulty and delay in obtaining from the colliery company sufficient information to identify the land proposed to be secured. The land has, however, now been identified, and negotiations are proceeding satisfactorily. So far, the need to use compulsory powers has not arisen.