HC Deb 19 September 1940 vol 365 cc218-9W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can give any information concerning the Granby Copper Mine at Princeton, Canada; whether he is aware that this company renewed a contract in June, 1940, with the approval of the Canadian Government, whereby Mirsui and Company, Limited, in Japan, have agreed to purchase all the copper this mine can produce for the next three years; and whether the British Government were in any way consulted as to this contract?

Mr. Shakespeare

No part of the United Kingdom's supplies of copper is drawn from this mine and I have no information as to the arrangements for the disposal of its output. The mine is owned, I understand, by United States interests.