HC Deb 04 March 1897 vol 46 cc1611-2
MR. A. STRAUSS (Cornwall, Camborne)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is prepared to support a proposal for a Select Committee to inquire into the depression in Cornish mining, and report on the measures that should be taken for improving the mining industry of Cornwall?


I have to say that I am aware of the greatly depressed condition of the mining industry in Cornwall, and of course the Government would be very glad to do anything they could to alleviate that distress or mitigate that condition. Perhaps my hon. Friend will allow me to consult the Home Secretary on the subject with him to see whether anything would be gained by appointing the Royal Commission he desires.