Mr. David Adams
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he has considered the resolution passed by the Consett Urban District Council on the 2nd March, asking the Government to institute administration of relief funds raised in connection with industrial disasters on a national basis to provide for a uniform scale of payment to dependants, inclusive of all fatal accidents in mines, and to pool all unused balances of previous relief funds and make them available for present and subsequent occasions; and whether it is intended to take action on these lines?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 9th March to the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies).