§ 3. Mr. Sexton
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in the further inquiry into coal mine drainage in South-West Durham?
§ The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)
The South-West Durham Reconstruction and Development Board accepted an offer of the Commissioner for the Special Areas to meet the cost of a detailed survey of the problem of the prevention of the inflow of water into the colliery workings from the River Gaunless, and I understand that the report will be received by the board in the near future.