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Mining Royalties

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the low rates of royalty on mining operations in Tanganyika and the failure in that territory to implement any of the important provisions of his memorandum on Colonial mining policy, it is his intention to make a further communication on this matter to the Government of Tanganyika.

I do not agree with the assumptions in my hon. Friend's Question. The Tanganyika Government are carrying out the principles of the White Paper as far as local circumstances permit.