HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 c183
27. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent he has supported applications for quarrying chalk in West Dorset, in view of the need to provide more local employment.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

My right hon. Friend has not been asked to support any such applications.

Mr. Wingfield Digby

Is the Minister aware that an application was made for reopening one quarry, but this was turned down, probably reasonably, on planning grounds? Will the Minister give careful consideration to future applications?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Yes, if they are submitted to us.

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