§ Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is satisfied that the coal quota system will facilitate the revival of British industry and export trade; and, if not, whether he will consider the early introduction of amending legislation?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
The effect of the Coal Mines Act, 1930, upon industry and 955W upon the export trade is a matter on which I find that opinion is much divided, and, as I informed the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer) on 19th November, I am not yet in a position to make any statement.