HC Deb 12 December 1967 vol 756 c180
2. Mr. David Griffiths

asked the Minister of Power what has been the total amount paid to date to the former coal owners for the mineral rights of the various coalfields.

Mr. Freeson

The total amount paid in respect of the mineral rights transferred to the Coal Commission under the Coal Act, 1938, was about £68½ million. This includes interest less Income Tax from 1st July, 1942, the vesting date, until the compensation was fully satisfied.

Mr. Griffiths

This is another instance of there being no question of public indignation about the amount of compensation for mineral rights which has been given to these people.