HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1590-1W

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?


The work of the Commission will continue. Three changes in the personnel will be made in consequence of the Chairman and two other 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.