Minerals (Ownership)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th July 1965.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00 am, 14th July 1965

I read the article with great interest and certainly noted the suggestions that were put down. It was, I think, a reprint of a lecture which was given on the subject by an expert and it suggested that we should follow the United States pattern concerning the ownership of minerals. The Government are not prepared to go as far as that at the present time.