§ 48. Mr. GEORGE THORNE
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the discovery of oil in the Midlands, he will state to the House what steps, if any, the Government has taken or proposes to take 324 in order to secure that this new source of national wealth shall be conserved for the nation?
§ The DEPUTY-MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
I have been asked to reply to this question. I would direct my hon. Friend's attention to the announcement made to the House on Tuesday night, that a Committee has been appointed to advise the Minister on this subject. As soon as their Report is received, His Majesty's Government will take such action as the circumstances require.