§ 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?