HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 c141W
102. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Supply what arrangements are now being made to ensure a sufficient supply of scrap for the iron and steel industry now that the industry has been taken over by the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The supply of scrap for the steel industry is primarily a matter for the steel industry itself. I understand that it has been agreed between the Iron and Steel Corporation and the Iron and Steel Federation that the latter will continue to act in this matter on behalf of the industry as a whole. The Federation is importing as much scrap as possible and, in conjunction with the National Federation of Scrap Merchants, is engaged in an intensive scrap drive in this country.