HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 cc337-8W

asked the Secretary for Mines what steps have been taken by the Government to prevent evasion of mini- mum prices fixed under the Coal Mines Act, 1930?


I would remind my hon. Friend that the administration of the schemes in force under the Coal Mines Act, 1930, is vested in the coal owners and not in the Government. Amendments of the schemes designed to facilitate the prevention of minimum price evasions became operative on 1st January last and the coal owners are still considering what are the best means to give effect to the provisions of these amended schemes.