§ Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information the Geological Survey has discovered regarding the whereabouts and extent of industrial sand deposits in the constituency of the hon. Member for Norfolk, North-West; and if he will publish this information in the Official Report.
§ Mr. John Silkin
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to sand and gravel surveys, sponsored by my Department, which are being conducted by the Mineral Assessment Unit of the Institute of Geological Sciences. The work has concentrated on identifying resources of aggregates for construction purposes. The Unit has not investigated deposits of sand in Norfolk, North-West.