HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c1814
60. Mr. Willis

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has considered the recommendations of the Mineral Development Committee; and whether it is intended to implement them.

Mr. Gaitskell

I should first of all like to take this opportunity of thanking Lord Westwood and the members of the Mineral Development Committee for their work in preparing this most valuable report. The Government have decided to accept the main recommendation that the minerals included in the terms of reference of the Committee should be brought into public ownership and the necessary legislation will be introduced in due course. The other recommendations of the Committee are being examined.