HC Deb 03 November 1958 vol 594 c593
29. Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Paymaster-General the reason for the continued licensing and control of the export of scrap iron; and when it is likely to be discontinued.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (Sir Ian Horobin)

The international trade in scrap is subject to the controls exercised by most other steel producing countries. If we unilaterally abolished export control, our home price and the continuity of supply would be in danger from the effects of these wholly artificial market conditions.