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Scrap Iron Exports

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what quantities of scrap iron were exported from the Anglo-American zone of Germany, or collected therein for export, in each of the four quarters of 1947; what prices were fixed therefor; in what currencies; and to what countries and consignees; they were sent or to be sent.

A quarterly breakdown of commercial scrap exports from the combined zone is not available, but exports in 1947 consisted of:—19,075 tons to Belgium, Consignee: Office de Réecupération. Economique.4,174tons to Czechoslovakia, Consignee: Ceskoslovenska Huette Narodny Podnik.142,527 tons to United Kingdom, Consignee: Iron and Steel Disposals Limited.Prices to Belgium and Czechoslovakia were fixed in dollars and to the United Kingdom in sterling. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the actual prices paid.