§ Mr. TINKER
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?
§ Mr. TURNER
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 two1082W 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.