Mr. T. MORRIS
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can now give the designations of those trading organisations which agreed to an increase in the prices they, respectively, paid for coal to enable the wages of the miners to be increased; and whether the public utility bodies concerned have passed on such increases to the public?
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
I understand that there was an excellent response by consumers to the request by the coal industry for voluntary increases in the current contract prices for coal. I am, however, unable to give a list of the trading organisations who have agreed to pay such increases or to say whether public utility undertakings generally have passed on to the public the increases they have agreed to pay.