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Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Supply what amount of scrap his Department has made available to the steel industry from Service Department disposals during each of the last three years.

Separate figures are not available of the tonnage of scrap from Service Departments' disposals. I give below a statement of the tonnage arising from all Government sources, including surplus Government ships, for each of the last three financial years. The quantity from Civil Departments is relatively small.

Following is the statement:

Year ending


31st March, 19491,130,000
31st March, 1950750,000
31st March, 1951370,000