HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 c73W
Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the great importance of increasing the production of coal, he will consider instituting a central coordinated scheme for the proper drainage of water-logged mines in the county of Durham?

Mr. Lloyd

Discussions with a view to the establishment of a joint pumping scheme in South-West Durham have been proceeding for some time, but have not, I regret to say, resulted up to now in the production of an agreed scheme.