UK government ready to step up support for domestic mineral development

Published: Friday, 06 June 2014

A parliamentary select committee has flagged the absence of a definitive policy for Britain’s mining sector – an omission the Department for Business is seeking to rectify, in order to support the raw material demands for growing industries such as fertilisers and fracking.

By Alex Stevenson

The UK’s domestic industrial minerals production could be boosted if the industry presents a 'shopping list' of demands to the government, a minister has told UK parliamentarians this week.

Minister Jenny Willott from the Department for Business called on the sector to work with government...

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