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Selling Schemes

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary for Mines whether the selling schemes contemplated by the Coal Mines Act, 1930, are yet in operation; and what has been their effect on the export trade in British coal and anthracite it a the various districts considered separately?

Schemes under Part I of the Coal Mines Act, 1930, for all districts, with the exception of Scotland, came into force at the end of October. The necessary steps to give effect to the schemes in the various districts are now being taken by the coalowners. It is therefore too early to say what has been the effect of the schemes.