HC Deb 05 February 1929 vol 224 c1572

asked the Secretary for Mines by what date does he expect to secure the publication of the proposed further volumes of the revised catalogue of mines; and will he under take to place a copy or copies of each volume, as published, in the Library of the House?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Commodore Douglas King)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for Rochdale (Mr. Kelly). I gladly accept the suggestion that a copy of each volume, when published, he placed in the Library.


Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say why it is that no indication is given of the extent of mineral areas that have been abandoned, and is he aware that the lists now published are of very little value?

Commodore KING

I do not think that is the general opinion.


But it is the view of those who have had access to Volume 1.