§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Lord Privy Seal what surveys have been made for the discovery and working of uranium and thorium in Great Britain; and with what result.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The geology of the United Kingdom has been mapped in greater detail than any other area of comparable size in the world. Pockets of uranium occur in Cornwall, and small quantities in the Isle of Man. Recently, continuing efforts by the Geological Survey Museum have located further deposits in these areas but neither these nor the deposits discovered earlier justify the erection of a treatment plant. No thorium deposits have been discovered in the United Kingdom.