HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc20-1
23. Mr. William Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has received the report of his inspector upon the Rio Tinto Zinc Company's application to drill in Merioneth.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

Yes; and my right hon. and learned Friend is now considering it.

Mr. Edwards

When the Secretary of State visited Holyhead on Saturday to open the project which Rio Tinto Zinc and others have developed there, was he informed that this project for Merioneth, though the report was favourable, could not come to fruition because of the effect of the Government's investment policy?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

I will ask my right hon. and learned Friend, and I will ask him to write to the hon. Gentleman.