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Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the value and tonnage of steel imports to, and exports from, the United Kingdom by country or continent in each of the past three months, by category, including alloy, stainless and tool steels and in total; and if he will contrast the position with a year and two years ago, indicating whether or not he is satisfied with the latest trends.

Information in the detail requested could only be provided at disproportionate cost. A good deal of information relating to this trade is, however, published in Tables III and VI of the monthly "Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom", copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library.