HC Deb 21 April 1970 vol 800 c230
20. Mr. Fry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to add partly processed mica imports to the list of items to which the import deposit scheme does not apply.

Mr. William Rodgers

No, Sir.

Mr. Fry

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that that Answer is disappointing? Would he urge the Chancellor to speed up the removal of the import deposit scheme, since the proposals in his Budget Statement last week were received with such disappointment by his hon. Friends behind him?

Mr. Rodgers

My right hon. Friend's proposals were welcomed as a further step towards phasing out the scheme and I hope that we shall make progress.