§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will state the result of the competition for the most suitable electric locomotive for supplanting horse haulage in mines; and whether the sum of £1,000 placed at the disposal of the Mines Department by Sir Charles Markham has been paid to the successful competitor?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Under the conditions of entry competitors are allowed until the 31st of March to submit their designs, and a further period of six months is allowed to competitors whose designs are selected for test to build and deliver their completed locomotives. The judging is not, therefore, likely to take place before the latter part of the year.