§ Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as stated on page 41 of the Report of the Controller of the Department for the Development of the Mineral Resources in the United Kingdom, presented to Parliament in 1918, the Glasdir copper mine, near Dolgelley, County of Merioneth, produced, from 1907 to 1911, ore containing copper only, but, as depth was attained, the mine produced, in combination with such copper ore, in 1912 1,200 ounces of silver and 144 ounces of gold, in 1913 7,375 ounces of silver and 735 ounces of gold, and in 1914 9,000 ounces of silver and 900 ounces of gold; what amount was paid to the Treasury in royalties for the aforesaid periods; and whether he has any official information showing that German interests con- 336W trolled the enterprise and caused the mine to be closed down on account of the War?
§ Sir R. HORNE
I have not immediately available the information necessary to give a complete answer to my hon. Friend's question, but I am causing inquiry to be made, and will communicate the result to him as soon as possible.
§ Mr. JONES
further the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, as stated in page 40 of the Report of the Controller of the Department for the Development of Mineral Resources in the United Kingdom, presented to Parliament in 1918, mines near Dolgelley, in the county of Merioneth, produced in recent years 104,049 ounces of bar gold of the value of £368,847; whether the Treasury received £13,000 in royalties on such gold; and whether the mines have been since the War unworked and unproductive?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The facts are substantially as stated, the period of production covered by the figures being from 1888 to 1911.