HC Deb 17 July 1973 vol 860 c75W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the last full mineral survey was undertaken in Scotland.

Mrs. Thatcher

Mineral surveys are not undertaken on a regional basis as implied by the Question. An assessment of mineral resources in selected areas of the United Kingdom is being carried out by the Institute of Geological Sciences under a contract with the Department of Trade and Industry. The programme includes at least two areas in Scotland.