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Uranium Ore (Namibia)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is his policy with regard to the contract for purchase of uranium ore mined by the Rio Tinto Zinc Corporation in Namibia and refined in South Africa.

I have been asked to reply.My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs stated on 9th December 1974—[Vol. 883, c.

24]—that the Government do not propose to interfere with this contract. The material supplied under it is not to be refined in South Africa.