§ 11. Mr. HANNON
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, following upon the increase in the import duties on elementary iron and steel products, any arrangement is contemplated with the Continental Steel Cartel with the object of securing a larger share of the world market for the British iron and steel industry?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I understand that negotiations have been proceeding between the British Iron and Steel Federation and the International Steel Cartel regarding the possibility of an agreement on various matters including that referred to by my hon. Friend. It is hoped that these negotiations will be re-opened at an early date.
§ Dr. BURGIN
The Government are very alive to the importance of the negotiations. Perhaps my hon. Friend will have an opportunity of raising the whole matter on an Order dealing with the subject of iron and steel which is shortly to be moved.