HC Deb 11 March 1935 vol 299 c32W

asked the Secretary for Mince the respective numbers of pits in production, companies, men employed, and output for the years 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934, for Great Britain and South Wales, respectively?


The following statement contains such information as is readily available. I will send the hon. Member the remaining particulars shortly.


I am unable to anticipate the Budget statement. I may point out that the figures of allowances for repairs, in the table of the Inland Revenue report to which the hon. Member refers, include both the flat rate allowance and the additional allowance due where the actual cost of repairs, taken on a five years' average exceeds the flat rate. These allowances do not represent a remission of taxation, but rather the deduction of expenditure from gross income in order to arrive at the net income on which tax should be levied.