§ Mr. BENNETT
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 419W 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.