HC Deb 10 November 1942 vol 383 cc2229-30
2. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has any recent figures to show how many people are engaged in digging for gold in the Dominions of Canada and South Africa and in the Commonwealth of Australia?

Mr. Emrys-Evans

I regret that the information in question is not available here.

Mr. Stokes

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I was recently told that something of the order of 460,000 people were engaged in digging for gold? Is he aware that the United States have stopped it and have closed down 200 mines?