HC Deb 27 October 1970 vol 805 cc27-9W
Mr. Mudd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will receive representations from the tin-mining industry in Cornwall concerning their claims for fiscal incentives and taxation structure similar to that accorded by the Governments

and the United States of America from information available from international sources.

Mr. Higgins

The information in the following table is taken from the returns made to O.E.C.D. and as far as possible comparable definitions have been used. The figures for the United Kingdom take account of revisions to the published estimates made since the O.E.C.D. return was completed.

of Canada and the Irish Republic, details of which are available to him from international sources.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

We are, of course, prepared to receive any representations which the industry may wish to make, though we should wish to consider them against the background of the Government's general policies for industrial investment which my right hon. Friend outlined to the House today.