HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 c16W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will give an estimate of the life of the phosphate deposits in Nauru; and what other prospects exist for the inhabitants after they are worked out.

Mr. Bottomley

At the present rate of extraction the life of the deposits is estimated at about 30 years. The subsequent arrangements for the inhabitants will be a matter for discussion with them.