HC Deb 14 November 1927 vol 210 c655W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he can supply particulars as to any colliery amalgamations that have taken place under the Mining Industry Act, 1926?

Colonel LANE FOX

Parliament has made provision in the Mining Industry Act, 1926, for a report on this subject after the expiration of two years from the passing of that Act. I have made arrangements by which authoritative information will be available next autumn for the purpose of this report, which I am not prepared to anticipate by giving, by way of question and answer, information that would necessarily be incomplete and might be misleading.

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