HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc621-2W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Secretary for Mines the amount of money now that is left over from the sums collected by the public towards providing for the relatives of those who lost their lives in big mining disasters; and will he try to get these all in one central fund so that they can be utilised more evenly?

Mr. Grenfell

The latest information in my possession about colliery accident funds is contained in Command Paper 5167 issued in April, 1936, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend. As has been previously stated in this House, there are a number of difficulties which render impracticable the suggestion contained in the second part of the Question.