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Metal Prices

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Supply if he will give the prices being paid per lb. or ton at present and in November, 1948 and 1949, for copper, lead, zinc, tin, manganese, steel scrap and iron scrap.

Details of prices are as follow:current prices is not readily available and could not be obtained without the expenditure of an undue amount of time and labour. On 15th November, 1949, tin reverted to private trade and was freed from price control. The United Kingdom selling price before that date was£757 a ton. Since then it has fluctuated widely. On 10th November, 1950, the price on the London Metal Exchange was£970 a ton.