§ 43. Mr. Rogers
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the current situation within the tin mining industry.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The United Kingdom tin industry is facing very difficult market conditions as a result of the ending of price support through the International Tin Council.
The DTI is ready to consider assistance towards the cost of viable projects which would enable the industry to adjust to these changes. Some proposals are already being examined.