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Scrap Imports

Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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asked the Minister of Supply what are the present quantities of scrap now being imported into this country; from what sources does it come; and how much war scrap is estimated as still to be obtained from Germany.

The average monthly import of scrap is about 195,000 tons. The sources of supply vary from time to time, but scrap has been obtained this year from Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Egypt, Irish Republic, Malta, Malaya, New Zealand, Singapore and Iraq. It is not possible to estimate the quantity of war scrap still to be obtained from Germany.