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Delegation, Scandinavia

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary for Mines the cost to the taxpayer of the recent trip to Scandinavia of the coal delegation which he headed?

The total cost to public funds of the visit of the coal delegation to Scandinavia was £253 7s. 5d.

asked the Secretary for Mines what action his Department proposes to take for the improvement of the British coal industry, arising out of the reports of the British coal delegation to Scandinavia?

The action to be taken on most of the recommendations of the British coal delegation to Scandinavia is primarily a matter for the coal owners and coal exporters. The Government are anxious that action should be taken as quickly as possible, and they desire to render all the assistance in their power, and I am in consultation with representatives of the owners and exporters about the steps to be taken.