HC Deb 17 November 1931 vol 259 c660
37. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the Secretary for Mines if, in view of the extent of the depression and the unemployment in the tin mining industry of Cornwall, he will take steps to introduce at an early date a Measure designed to give assistance to the industry?


In September of last year my predecessor in office invited the Metalliferous Mines Advisory Committee of the Mines Department to inquire generally into the possibilities of developing or of reviving the working of metalliferous and associated deposits in Great Britain. This inquiry, of course, included in its scope tin mining, and a special investigation of the position in Cornwall was recently held at Camborne by representatives of the advisory committee, in consultation with representatives of the tin mining industry. I understand that the advisory committee's report is now practically ready and is likely to reach me by the end of this month. I suggest that the hon. and gallant Member may repeat his question at a later date.

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