HC Deb 16 April 1947 vol 436 c177
37. Commander Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether deposits of good quality coal exist at Udi, Southern Nigeria; and what steps are being taken to exploit the resources of this coalfield.

Mr. Creech Jones

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Erroll) on 12th March. In addition to the measures referred to in that reply, I am arranging for the Government of Nigeria to obtain expert advice from this country on the development of the existing colliery.

Mr. Drayson

Can the Minister also arrange for the Minister of Fuel and Power to go out and investigate these deposits?

Mr. Creech Jones

He is aware of them.