HC Deb 16 February 1944 vol 397 cc180-1
56. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Supply if he can give an assurance that Empire countries which produce copper will not suffer any disadvantage as a result of the decision to reduce the imports of copper into the United Kingdom.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Peat)

My hon. Friend may be assured that His Majesty's Government recognise their special responsibilities towards the copper producing areas of the Empire and the interests of those areas are being fully taken into account in considering any adjustment in our copper import programmes.

Sir H. Williams

Would my hon. Friend answer my Question? Will he give me an assurance they will suffer no disadvantage?

Mr. Peat

I think I can give my hon. Friend that assurance.

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