HC Deb 30 July 1953 vol 518 cc221-2W
121. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Materials if he is aware that many basic commodities have now fallen to below levels ruling before the Korean war; and, since those low prices were then a threat to world prosperity, if he will make a statement on the talks that are now taking place with the United States Government for world control and planning of raw materials to prevent

Mr. Lyttelton

These matters are within the competence of Maltese Ministers. They have not asked Her Majesty's Government for plans to assist them in solving their unemployment problems but the financial aid we promised last year included contributions towards the cost of an agreed emigration programme and will no doubt contribute to the solution of those problems.