§ 14. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is taking any steps to secure all possible supplies of spelter, whether for immediate delivery or for delivery over the first six months of 1916?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (Dr. Addison)
Steps have already been taken in the direction indicated by my hon. Friend.
§ Dr. ADDISON
I do not think that under the present circumstances I can usefully add anything to my reply.
§ 15. Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that the Emu Spelter works, near Neath, are now under rental to the English Crown Spelter Company, who are keeping them idle; whether he has any information as to this company's refusal to let the works to a practical firm who would make full use of the same; whether there is any loss of spelter caused thereby; and, if so, whether such loss is warranted when the country is so much in need of this metal?