§ 34. Mr. ROBERT MORRISON
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the inquiry addressed by his Department to five big banks concerning facilities for the banking accounts in connection with the Miners' Welfare Fund has been interpreted in many localities as meaning that only those banks are approved by the Mines Department for the purpose of this business; and whether he will give instructions that immediate steps should be taken to advise local miners' welfare committees that they are free to open accounts with other banks which provide satisfactory terms?
§ Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX
I was not aware that the circular issued by the Welfare Fund Committee was being interpreted in the sense suggested by the hon. Member, but I am arranging for a further communication to be addressed to the district committees, in order to remove any possible misapprehension.