Mineral Resources, Cornwall

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1964.

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Photo of Mr Peter Bessell Mr Peter Bessell , Bodmin 12:00 am, 3rd December 1964

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I ask him if this matter might be treated with some urgency because a number of independent investigators are interested in the mineral possibilities of the county and because it would undoubtedly be in the interests of the South—West generally that a survey should be completed as soon as possible so that British interests might have first place over foreign interests, which at the moment are receiving quite a lot of attention?