HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 cc418-9W

asked the Secretary for Mines what Voluntary amalgamations of collieries have, since the passing of the Mining Industry Act, been carried out or announced?

Colonel LANE FOX

As soon as the present emergency is ended, and my Department can resume its normal work, information will be regularly collected on this subject. But I have not at present the necessary information to enable me to give a full answer to my hon. Friend's question. Certain information in regard to proposed amalgamations has, of course, appeared in the Press, which I have no doubt my hon. Friend has seen.