HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc703-4W
Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Supply whether, owing to the urgency of an early decision bearing on iron-ore deposits in Northern Ireland, he will have the second set of samples taken in December examined and reported on at the earliest possible moment, so that work may be proceeded with at once for the provision of what is of so much value to the nation in its war effort?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

It was necessary to obtain a further report, and this was received a few days ago. It is receiving immediate attention, and I can assure my hon. Friend that there will be no avoidable delay in arriving at a decision.