Oral Answers to Questions — Goal Industry (Mining Royalties).

– in the House of Commons on 4th February 1931.

Alert me about debates like this

Marquess of HARTINGTON:

51.

asked the Secretary for Mines when he proposes to introduce the Bill promised in 1929 to acquire mining royalties for the nation?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

I would refer the Noble Lord to the answer I gave yesterday to a similar question by the right hon. Member for Woolwich West (Sir K. Wood).

Marquess of HARTINGTON:

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in 1929 the Prime Minister promised that this Bill should be introduced forthwith; and can he interpret to the House the meaning of the word "forthwith"

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Linlithgowshire

I am well aware of the circumstances of 1929, and I am not unfamiliar with the circumstances now.

Marquess of HARTINGTON:

Can the hon. Gentleman answer my question?

Photo of Marquess of  Titchfield Marquess of Titchfield , Newark

Is this another broken pledge?