asked the Secretary for Mines, when the rules to be made under the Coal (Registration of Ownership) Bill are likely to be published?
§ Captain Crookshank
Assuming that the Bill receives the Royal Assent to-day, I hope that the rules will be made and published within the next week or so. The work of registration will be carried out by my Department, and I take this opportunity of informing the House that Sir Ernest Gowers, in conformity with the arrangement referred to by me in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Wallsend on 2nd July of last year, has been invited to exercise general supervision of this work and has agreed to do so.