69. Miss LEE
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of colliery companies operating in Great Britain; the number of directors appointed by such companies; and the total salaries paid to colliery directors?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. W. R. Smith)
According to the latest information available, there are in Great Britain 1,223 colliery undertakings. My hon. Friend regrets that he is unable to give the information asked for in the last part of the question.
Would it not be possible, since we get information of wages paid to miners, that those who are interested in mining matters should be able to know exactly what is paid out in this direction; can nothing be done in the Department to collect this information?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Will the hon. Gentleman also bear in mind the salaries paid to the Coal Commissioners?