HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 cc12-3
23. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he will visit mining subsidence areas to examine the problems of local authorities on the spot.

Mr. Sandys

As soon as possible.

Mr. Swingler

Is the Minister aware that victims of mining subsidence have been waiting for four years for the carrying out of a further instalment of the Turner recommendations, and that he had better hurry up if he intends to do something to redeem the Government's pledge to help the victims of mining subsidence; or are we to conclude that this procrastination means that the only way in which the victims of mining subsidence can get anything done is to throw this Government out?

Mr. Sandys

I will try to fit in a visit before that eventuality occurs.

Mr. Ellis Smith

In view of the urgency of the problem arising out of mining subsidence, is the Minister prepared to receive a deputation of a representative character, representing the big municipalities which are suffering from mining subsidence, before the end of this Parliament?

Mr. Sandys

Perhaps the hon. Member will get in touch with me.

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