§ 60. Sir H. Williams
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many mining royalty owners have received interim payments and in what districts; where it is proposed to make further payments, and on what conditions they are made?
Major Lloyd George
Subject to the satisfactory completion of the appropriate application form the Coal Commission are prepared to make a payment on account of 10 per cent. of the draft valuation of a valued holding or of 1½ times the last year's income where the holding is income producing but has not been valued. Payments on account are made on the last day of each month; the first cheques were issued on 30th June in respect of 28 holdings situated in seven of the Valuation Regions.