Minerals

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Land and Natural Resources – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 1965.

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Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 8th March 1965

Could the right hon. Gentleman say for what minerals he has administrative responsibility? In particular, has he powers to overrule the Coal Board and the Ministry of Power in respect of coal, and, if he has responsibility for sand and gravel, why did he transfer a Question which was down today by my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucestershire, South (Mr. Corfield) to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government?