§ LORD PARMOOR
My Lords, before the Motion for the adjournment is made I wish to ask a question of the noble Earl, Lord Onslow. I understand that owing to the Motion for Papers having been withdrawn some difficulty has been felt with regard to laying on the Table the Papers which he promised to lay in the course of the discussion yesterday. I would ask him to be good enough to let me know whether any objection has been raised and if there is any difficulty about those Papers being laid in the ordinary way.
THE PAYMASTER-GENERAL (THE EARL OF ONSLOW)
My Lords, there is a difficulty about those Papers being laid in the ordinary way. The noble Lord withdrew his Motion, and therefore the learned Clerk at the Table tells me that it is impossible for me to take any further action. I have consulted the authorities of the Department concerned and I am informed that the best plan would be for the noble and learned Lord to ask me a question—probably what he has said now will suffice—and for me in answer to circulate the Papers in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I hope that will satisfy the noble and learned Lord.
|ESTIMATES OF THE AMOUNT OF RELIEF FROM LOCAL RATES THAT VARIOUS INDUSTRIES WILL OBTAIN.|
|Engineering Industry (including marine engineering)||…||2,000,000|
|Cotton spinning and weaving||…||1,500,000|
|Wool combing, spinning and weaving||…||750,000|
|Heavy iron and steel||…||550,000|
|Breweries and distilleries||…||400,000|
|Bleaching and dyeing||…||550,000|
|Metal trades (other than iron and steel, engineering and shipbuilding)||…||1,250,000|
|Leather boot and shoe, clothing and rubber trades||…||800,000|
|Food trades (including cattle foods)||…||850,000|
|Textile trades (other than cotton and wool)||…||350,000|
|Paper, printing and bookbinding||…||750,000|
|Pottery, glassware and miscellaneous||…||300,000|
|COAL MINING INDUSTRY|
|ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF RELIEF PER ANNUM ON ACCOUNT OF DERATING.|
|(On the basis of six months ended September, 1928.)|
|Local Rates per Annum.||Relief per Annum.|
|District.||Amount.||Per Ton of Saleable Coal Raised.||Per Ton Disposable Commercially.||Amount.||Per Ton of Saleable Coal Raised.||Per Ton Disposable Commercially.|
|South Wales and Monmouthshire*||1,296,500||7.17||7.73||972,375||5.38||5.80|
|North Derby and Notts||319,400||3.12||3.41||239,550||2.34||2.55|
|South Derby, Leicester, Cannock Chase and Warwick.||163,900||3.34||3.65||122,925||2.51||2.74|
|Lancs, Cheshire and North Staff||312,700||4.03||4.48||234,525||3.03||3.36|
|Other Districts (Cumberland, North Wales, South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Bristol, Forest of Dean, Somerset and Kent).||157,400||3.68||4.05||118,050||2.76||3.04|
§ *Based on six months ended October, 1928.
§ † In Scotland rates are paid partly by the collieries and partly by the mineral owner, roughly in the proportion of 50 per cent. each, and the particulars given above show only the proportion paid by the collieries. If the provisions of Clause 33 (4) of the Local Government Bill (Scotland) become law, the relief which would normally go to the mineral owner will have to be passed on to the colliery, and if this is done the relief in Scotland will be approximately double that shown on the table.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before five o'clock.