asked the Secretary for Mines the amounts paid in royalties in the North Staffordshire area during 1925, 1930, 1934, and 1935, respectively?
The estimated amount paid by colliery owners in North Staffordshire in royalties and wayleaves (including the rental value of freehold mineral where worked by the proprietors) was in 1925, £84,000; in 1930, £102,000; in 1934, £109,000 and in 1935, £112,000.
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of miners injured in the North Staffordshire area in 1935 and the causes of the accidents; what number of visits were made underground in the area by inspectors of mines; and how many visits were made after the termination of the shifts?
For the answer to the first part of his Question I would refer the hon. Member to page 186 of the Annual Report of my Department for 1935. As regards the second part, the total number of inspections made underground was 602. I am not sure to what the hon. Member is referring in the last part of his question, but if he desires to know the number of inspections on the day, afternoon and night shifts, the figures are 498, 36 and 68 respectively.