HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 cc620-1
40. Mr. KELLY

asked the secretary for Mines if the catalogue of abandoned mines, so far as Cornwall and Devon are concerned, is now completed, with all available plans and information; and, if so, will it be published immediately?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Commodore Douglas King)

The collection of information of plans of abandoned mines is almost finished, so far as Cornwall and Devon are concerned, but the indexing and arrangement of the information will take some time, and I cannot say yet when the catalogue will be ready for publication. In the meantime my Department will welcome any inquiries about these plans, and will answer them in so far as the information collected enables this to be done.


Has the hon. and gallant Gentleman discharged any of the men who were engaged upon this work, and, by discharging them, held up this catalogue?

Commodore KING

No. The preparation of the catalogue has not been held up in any way.