HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 cc124-5W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Supply what tonnage of iron and steel scrap was received from Germany during 1948; whether the recent purchase of additional plant for scrap recovery will result in increased deliveries during 1949; and what approximate monthly tonnages are likely to be received during 1949.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The total imports of iron and steel scrap from Germany in 1948 were 856,976 tons. The provision in the summer and autumn of last year of additional plant for the scrap recovery operations in Germany resulted in substantially increased imports during the last few months of the year. I am unable to forecast what volume of scrap we shall be able to import from Germany this year.