51. Mr. CORY
asked the Prime Minister whether, before setting up the Advisory Committee to assist the Coal Controller, it is proposed to consult the various coal owner's associations; and who he proposes shall speak for this new Department of the Board of Trade in the House of Commons?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The Advisory Committee which my right hon. Friend the President of the Board proposes to appoint to assist the Controller of Coal Mines will, I understand, be representative so far as possible of the various districts. It was not considered necessary to consult the local associations of coal owners. My right hon. Friend and my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade will speak for the Controller in the House of Commons.