§ 22. Mr. Louis Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that iron ore in very large quantities is being purchased from Russia, whereas in Newfoundland there is one of the largest iron ore mines in the Empire; and whether his Department will ascertain the possibility of exploiting the mineral wealth of our own Empire rather than that of foreign countries?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Dr. Burgin)
I have no information that iron ore is being purchased from Russia, but I am informed that substantial quantities of iron ore are being imported this year from Newfoundland where the mines are now fully occupied.
§ Mr. Paling
Have we not some Commissioners in Newfoundland who are supposed to look after the interests of that Dominion?