HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c38W
Mr. Stokes

asked the President of the Board of Trade the average price paid by the Goverment for tin c.i.f. London for each of the four quarters of 1939?

Sir A. Duncan

I am informed that only a small amount of tin was bought by the Government in 1939, and that it was bought at the most favourable market price ruling at the time of purchase.