HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 cc74-5W
Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will appoint a Commission to consider what would be the cost of rehabilitating the lead mines at Wanlockhead and to report upon the profitability of mining lead in that district.

Mr. Shinwell

As announced to the House on 2nd August, I have set up a Committee of Inquiry to consider the possibilities and means of developing certain minerals in the national interest. Consideration of the lead mines at Wanlockhead comes within their terms of reference.