HC Deb 29 February 1944 vol 397 c1261W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, names of colliery firms in the county of Durham who have received financial assistance from the Government during the war and the amount received in each case.

Major Lloyd Georģe

There are two cases where my Department has agreed to rent mining machinery to colliery undertakings in Durham. No other financial assistance has been given direct by the Government, but four undertakings have received grants or loans from the War Emergency Assistance Scheme, totalling £350,000, a small part of which is repayable.