asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that in a Government publication entitled the "Future," issued in September, 1919, the State purchase of mineral rights was promised as part of the autumn programme of that year; and whether he can say when the pledge will be carried out?1286W
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply to a similar question answered by the Prime Minister on the 1st November last. My right hon. Friend then expressed the hope that it may be possible to introduce a Bill early next Session.