§ Mr. LAWTHER
asked the hon. Member for Central Leeds, as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, if the Commissioners are now prepared to grant to the coal and lead mining industry any allowance of the royalty rents imposed by the Commissioners in view of the difficulties that those industries have now to face?
§ Mr. DENMAN
In appropriate cases the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have made and are making to their mineral lessees concessions in respect to tonnage and other rents for the purpose of enabling workings to be continued; they have no power to use any portion of their diminished revenues from this source in the manner suggested.