HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c816W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that many of the tin fields within the British Empire are being worked out and that no fresh productive fields have been discovered during recent years; and whether, in view of the economic importance of tin to the Empire, he will take steps to investigate the prospects of finding other sources of supply within British territory?


I am not aware that the more important tin fields of the Colonial Empire are approaching exhaustion; but I think both the Colonial authorities and private enterprise are alive to the importance of further development.

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