HC Deb 24 March 1936 vol 310 c1072W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the action of certain leaseholders of mineral rights in Weardale in preventing the working of minerals in that district is accentuating the unemployment problem there; and if, with a view to putting an end to this state of affairs, he will expedite the promised Bill dealing with the elimination of private mineral rights?


No, Sir, but I should be glad if the hon. Member would give me further particulars.