HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc585-6
43. Mr. ACLAND

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the recent presentation of a Report on the future development of the tin-mining industry in Cornwall, and of the recent permanent closing of one tin mine and the threatened closing of a further mine in the course of a few days, he can have arrangements made whereby the threatened mine will be kept working until a decision upon the Report has been arrived at, so as to prevent the permanent flooding of the mine and to avoid throwing several hundreds of men out of employment?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The Report to which the right hon. Member refers is now under consideration, and in view of the urgency of the matter, I hope that a decision as to any Government action will be reached in the course of a very few days.