HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 cc1361-2
51. Commander Aģnew

asked the Minister of Supply what price was being paid for wolfram drawn from the Cligga mine immediately before the mine was closed; and what price has been paid for any wolfram subsequently imported.

Mr. de Rothschild

The answer to the first part of the Question is 100s. per unit. Purchases abroad since that date have been at 75s. per unit f.o.b., except for one long term contract, made in 1942, at 100s.

Commander Aģnew

In view of the fact that the difference in price is not very great, could not the Ministry of Supply consider re-opening the Cligga mine, and thus keep our own men employed in getting this metal for the war effort?