§ Mr. EVERARD
asked the Secretary for Mines how many amalgamations of collieries have taken place since the passing of the Mining Industries Act. and the number of workers and amount of capital involved?
§ Colonel LANE FOX
I have made arrangements to secure authoritative information in due course for the purpose of the statutory report which has to be made on this subject next year in accordance with the provisions of the Mining Industry Act, 1926. In the meantime I think it would be undesirable to anticipate that report by giving, by way of answer to question, information that would necessarily be incomplete and might be misleading.