HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 cc253-4W
72. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has decided to bring in any legislation following the Report of the Monopoly Commission on Dental Goods.

Mr. Bottomley

It has been decided that the appropriate legislative action on

December, 1950 to February, 1951 September, 1950 to February, 1951
Tons Tons
Zinc ore and concentrates ? 309
Scrap and old metal fit only for the recovery of metal—
Copper 263 801
Brass* 18 18
Non-ferrous metals and manufactures thereof—
Ingots, blocks, slabs, billets, bars, (including wire bars) n.e.s. 6,276 14,708
Plates, sheets, strip, discs and circles 1,339 2,470
Wire in coils 960 1,899
Rods, sections, shapes and angles, and wire not in coils 2,161 3,746
Cocks and valves, other than for motor vehicles 720 1,416
Tubes 832 1,694
Other manufactures 2,053 3,658
Total of Brass* 14,341 29,591
Unwrought, including rough copper of 94 per cent. copper content or over 2,830 7,040
Plates, sheets, discs and circles 2,353 4,264
Strip not exceeding 6 ins. in width and wire other than circular 594 1,185
Rods and sections, angles and shapes 201 434
Wire (including uninsulated electric wire) 5,735 13,188
Tubes 1,813 2,963
Other manufactures 626 1,173
Total of Copper 14,152 30,247
Zinc or spelter—
Unwrought, in ingots, blocks, bars, slabs and cakes 2 17
Sheets, strip, plates, discs and circles exceeding 0.006 in. in thickness 786 2,150
Manufactures, n.e.s. 370 988
Total of Zinc or Spelter 1,158 3,155
* Including other alloys of copper except nickel alloys.
Zinc scrap is not separately specified in the United Kingdom Trade Returns.

this report is to lay before Parliament a draft Order under Section 10 of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948. The draft Order was laid on Friday last by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.