§ Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in whom the ownership of the lead and silver mines of Sunart, Argyllshire, is vested; when they were acquired; and how long is it since they were last worked?1707W
§ Sir G. COLLINS
The ownership of the mines in question is vested in the Department of Agriculture for Scotland, who acquired the Sunart Estate in 1920. I understand that 1871 was the last year in which the mines were actively worked. An attempt to resume operations was made between 1901 and 1904 but was abandoned.