§ Mr. Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that several Malayan tin mines have closed down for lack of workable ore and that others will also have to close down within the next few years; and what plans are being put in hand for future tin prospecting.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I am fully aware of the necessity of further prospecting for fresh mineral resources in Malaya. I have therefore recently approved a scheme to provide £325,000 from Colonial Development and Welfare funds for the expansion of the local geological survey.