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Motor Car Industry (Zinc)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Supply whether he will consider an increase in the ration of zinc to the motor car industry, in view of the fact that the present ration, on the basis of 90 per cent. of 1949 usage, takes no account of the increased productivity of the industry.

Zinc is not allocated direct to the motor car industry but to the die-casting industry, from which motor manufacturers obtain components. Output of many of the zinc-using industries has increased since 1949 and I cannot, under present circumstances, pro-

AVERAGE MONTHLY SHIPMENTS OF COAL FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE PORT OF IMMINGHAM
Ton
United KingdomPort of Immingham
194819491950 (January-September)194819491950 (January-September)
Exports875,4451,159,6601,219,00298,372136,552111,767
Foreign bunkers452,548420,307340,64516,75915,51112,099
TOTAL1,327,9931,579,9671,559,647115,131152,063123,866