HC Deb 29 February 1912 vol 34 c1686W

asked whether the attention of the Government has been directed to proposals for the acquisition of the fields of steam coal in Wales without loss to the nation, and for the working of them as a national service; and whether the Government will consider these proposals for gaining exclusive possession of this smokeless coal and ensuring a continuous supply for the purposes of the Royal Navy?


I have nothing to add to the reply given by the Prime Minister on Friday last on the subject of the acquisition of the coalfields by the State.