HC Deb 26 June 1950 vol 476 c171W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Supply what are the present quantities of scrap now being imported into this country; from what sources does it come; and how much war scrap is estimated as still to be obtained from Germany.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The average monthly import of scrap is about 195,000 tons. The sources of supply vary from time to time, but scrap has been obtained this year from Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Egypt, Irish Republic, Malta, Malaya, New Zealand, Singapore and Iraq. It is not possible to estimate the quantity of war scrap still to be obtained from Germany.