§ 57. Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any of the scrap iron sellers have to get a permit for the purpose of selling scrap iron to Germany or any other country; whether he can state the amount of scrap iron; and the price per ton that has been sold to Germany for the year ending 1934 to the nearest available date?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
No export permit is required from His Majesty's Government for the sale of scrap iron to foreign countries. Purchasers in Germany of scrap iron must, however, obtain a buying permit from the control authorities in that country. During the year 1934 the exports from this country of iron and steel scrap and waste consigned to Germany amounted to 12,976 tons, of an average declared value of 51s. 6d. per ton free on board.
§ Mr. THORNE
Has the hon. Member in mind the price of scrap iron sold in this country and what the Germans are paying, and can he say whether there 1331 has been a big increase in the scrap iron sold to Germany?