§ Mr. Quibell
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether we are still importing scrap, in view of the fact that we have not collected the bulk of the scrap lying in the bombed buildings in our cities?2149W
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
Yes, Sir; it is still necessary to import certain quantities and qualities of steel works scrap, but, as explained by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Security on 16th July in reply to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for East Leicester (Major Lyons), the recovery of scrap from buildings damaged by air raids has been expedited and the quantities recovered have enabled the imports to be reduced substantially.