HC Deb 16 February 1932 vol 261 cc1435-6
7. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is yet in a position to state what will be the date of publication of the Report of the Metalliferous Mines Advisory Committee of the Mines Department upon the possibilities of developing or reviving the working of metalliferous and associated deposits in Great Britain?


It is difficult for me at present to add anything to the answer I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend last week. While it is my desire to make the conclusions and recommendations of the committee available to members and all interested in the metalliferous mining industry, I am not yet in a position to decide as to the form in which the report shall be published or the date of publication.

Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

Can the hon. Gentleman say how long it will be before the information will be published?


It is a very long report, and I think that some parts of it were not intended for publication. I have, therefore, arranged for interviews with some of the members of the committee, so that the essential parts of the report may be made available and, I hope, by way of general publication.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the hon. Gentleman not endeavour to assist the revival of this industry rather than go on with this silly old sugar-beet subsidy, which is costing the country—



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