HC Deb 13 March 1952 vol 497 cc1561-2
36. Major Guy Lloyd

asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what efforts have been made by his Department to obtain lead from Australia.

The Secretary for Overseas Trade (Mr. Henry Hopkinson)

The Ministry of Materials is in close touch with the Australian lead producers. During the last two years this country has obtained more than two-thirds of its virgin lead from Australia. This represents approximately 70 per cent. of Australia's total lead exports.