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Compensation For Subsidences

Volume 154: debated on Wednesday 31 May 1922

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asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the existing law with regard to mining subsidence operates harshly against the general public; whether the Government intends re-introducing the Compensation for Subsidence Bill with a view to its early passage into law; and if he will take action in the matter?

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Abertillery (Mr. G. Barker) on 12th April last.