HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 c1344
44. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that Messrs. Heinrich Brandt and Company, of Hamburg, own mica mines, and that their German manager, Mr. Illgen, has a concession for radio-active ore in the Nellore district; whether they are to continue in possession of these concessions; what powers the local government or the Government of India have taken, or possess, to cancel such concessions, and to re-grant them to British applicants; and, if no such powers exist, is it proposed by the Government of India to undertake the necessary legislation?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Chamberlain)

I have no recent information as to the particular case mentioned in the question. The wider questions of policy raised are occupying my attention.