HC Deb 04 February 1944 vol 396 cc1527-8W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare whether any production of wolfram has already been obtained on the concessions owned by the Companhia Mineira Cassovol, Limitada, in which the U.K.C.C. (Portugal), Limited, owns 80 per cent. of the capital; and what progress has been made by the Companhia Mineira de Paiva, Limitada, in which the U.K.C.C. has taken a 96 per cent. interest, in exploiting the low-grade tin deposits in the Paiva area.

Mr. Foot

It would not be in the public interest to give particulars as to the production of mines in neutral countries the output of which is, or may become, available to the United Nations.