§ Sir W. JENKINS
asked the Secretary for Mines (1) what was the rate per 278W ton of coal paid in royalties in Glamorgan for the folowing years:1920, 1926, 1930, 1934, and 1935, respectively; and whether he can give the average for South Wales and Monmouthshire for the same period;
(2) what was the amount per ton paid in local rates by the mining industry in Glamorgan for the following years:1922, 1923, 1930, 1934, and 1935, respectively; and whether he can give the figures separately for South Wales for the same periods?
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
The information is as follows:
The following figures relate to South Wales and Monmouthshire as a whole. I regret that separate particulars for Glamorganshire cannot be given. The average rate of royalty per ton of saleable coal raised was 9.21d. during the year 1920, and 7.63d. and 8.07d., respectively, during the years ended January, 1931, and 1935. During the nine months ended October, 1935, the latest period for which figures are available, it was 7.98d. per ton. No information is available for the year 1926. With the exception of 1920, these figures include the rental value of freehold minerals worked by the proprietor. As regards local rates, no information is available for 1922 and 1923; during the years ended January, 1931 and 1935, the average amount paid by colliery owners in local rates per ton of saleable coal raised was 1.52d. and 1.31d., respectively. During the nine months ended October, 1935, the latest period for which figures are available, it was 1.45d. per ton.