§ Mr. W. WATSON
asked the Secretary for Mines if it is his intention to continue the work of the Commission on Subsidence; if there will be any change in the personnel; and if he will represent to the Commission the desirability of speeding up the work with a view to a Report being presented this year?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
The work of the Commission will continue. Three changes in the personnel will be made in consequence of the Chairman and two other 1591W members having joined the Government. I hope to be able to announce the new appointments very shortly. The subject is large and difficult, but I share my hon. Friend's anxiety that the Report should be presented as quickly as possible. That is, of course, a matter over which I have no control.