HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1565W
Dr. Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether, in fulfilment of the promise given some time ago, he has now had samples of iron-ore taken from the mine in County Down; what has been the result of the testing process; and, if found satisfactory, whether work will be proceeded with at once?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

Further expert examinations have been made, but these deposits are still partially waterlogged and satisfactory sampling has not yet been possible. Arrangements have been made for a further examination to be carried out when conditions are more favourable.