§ 32. Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that certain colliery companies are employing miners 841 only on inferior seams of coal, thereby causing trouble to consumers, and contributing to rail delays through the use of bad coal; and whether he will take steps to ensure the production of better coal, and consult with the miners as to the remedy for this condition of affairs?
§ The Secretary for Mines (Mr. David Grenfell)
I am not aware of the practice referred to by the hon. Member. If he has actual cases in mind, I shall be glad to have particulars in order that enquiry may be made.
§ Mr. Mathers
I do not wish to disclose who is responsible for giving the information to me; has not my hon. Friend any vehicle through which he can make inquiries in the Scottish coalfields about this matter?
§ Mr. Grenfell
If my hon. Friend will assist me by giving me confidentially what information he has, I will look into it.