§ 83. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power on what grounds the North-West Regional Coal Board are refusing licences to applicants who desire to establish drift mines.372W
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The licensing of small mines under Section 36 of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act, 1946, is a matter for the National Coal Board and I have asked the Board to communicate with my hon. Friend.