asked the Minister of Health why he has refused to allow the Barnsley Corporation to make a grant of £500 to the Barnsley Main Colliery Explosion Fund for the purpose of relieving the distress of the dependants of those who lost their lives; and will he reconsider this decision?
If the hon. Member looks at the other Answer, he will see that this is not a particular decision but a decision which carries out what has been settled Government policy over a number of s years. Similar decisions have been given in regard to other appeals, such as the Red Cross and various Lord Mayors' Funds. I can assure the hon. Member that there is no lack of sympathy with the cause.