HC Deb 01 April 1930 vol 237 cc1081-2W

asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of money paid into the Miners' Welfare Fund from the royalty levy of the Act of 1926; and the number of pit-head baths erected out of this fund; the amount used for this purpose; and how many are in course of erection or where plans have been sanctioned?


The total amount paid into the Miners' Welfare Fund from the Royalties Welfare Levy at 31st March, 1930, was £721,000. The Miners' Welfare Committee have supplemented this sum for the provision of baths by adding £409,141 from their other resources, and £72,647 has been earned by way of interest on the outstanding balances. The number of pit-head baths (including two extensions) which have already been completed under the Mining Industry Act, 1926, is 12. These have cost approximately £170,000. Forty-seven other installations (including one extension) are in course of erection, the cost of which will be approximately £713,000. Preliminary plans have been approved for 37 further schemes, estimated to cost approximately £530,000.