HC Deb 05 July 1928 vol 219 c1581
71. Mr. KELLY

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has received a combined appeal from the Cornish mining societies and scientific societies for financial assistance to enable plans and records of Cornish mines to be collected, stored in Cornwall, and made available to the public, in the interests of the safety of miners and the revival of the tin industry; and will such a combined appeal have his favourable consideration?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Commodore Douglas King)

No such appeal has yet been made to me. The Government is already spending, in the interests of safety, a substantial sum of public money in preparing for publication a catalogue of plans of abandoned mines, and while I will consider sympathetically any appeal from Cornwall and give any help I can, I am afraid I cannot hold out any hope of financial assistance.