§ Mr. WELLOCK
asked the Secretary for Mines what was the amount per ton, and the total sum paid to the royalty owners, for the coal raised in South Staffordshire and Worcestershire during 1913 and 1924, respectively, and the first 10 months of 1927?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
I am unable to supply the information asked for in respect of the years 1913 and 1924. For the first 10 months of 1927, the estimated total amount of royalties was £37,900, equal to 6.16d. per ton of coal raised.574W This royalty is subject to a levy of 5 per cent. under Section 14 (1) of the Mining Industry Act, 1926.