HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 cc1212-3W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Supply why the price of aluminium has recently been increased from £94 to £110 a ton?

Mr. Burgin

In order to ensure our essential requirements of aluminium I have entered into arrangements to purchase supplies from various countries at various prices and to take over the output in the United Kingdom. The Ministry of Supply are now the only sellers of virgin metal in the United Kingdom and the new price is calculated to ensure that no loss is involved in the transaction as a whole.