HC Deb 07 May 1928 vol 217 cc48-9W

asked the Secretary for Mines the total amount paid to royalty owners in the mining district of Cumberland and the amount per ton output during the latest available six months; and how much is paid out of royalty rates towards local rates?

Commodore KING

The total amount of royalties payable in Cumberland in respect of the six months ended March, 1928, was approximately £45,000, or 8.60d. per ton of saleable output. Royalties are not assessable to local rates in this district.

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