Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Royalties (Cumberland).

– in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Cape Mr Thomas Cape , Workington

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asked the Secretary for Mines the average royalty rent paid per ton of coal raised in the county of Cumberland; what was the total amount of royalty rents paid for October, November, and December, 1921; and how much of the same, if any, is paid to local rates?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

The average royalty rent paid in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland during the quarter ended March, 1921, was 11d. per ton of coal raised. The total amount so paid was £19,818, none of which it is understood was paid to local rates. Information with respect to the royalty rent paid for October, November, and December, 1921, is not yet available.