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Metals And Ores

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply, which metals from abroad are still being imported or bought exclusively by the Government; and which have been released from Government control.

The following metals are imported or bought exclusively by the Ministry of Supply: Chrome ore, Lead, Zinc, Copper (blister and electrolytic), Virgin aluminium, Pig iron, Steel.The metals and ores which have been released for private importation, subject to licence, are: Aluminium scrap, Antimony, Bauxite, Cryolite, Iron Powder, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zinc concentrates.