§ 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
UNITED KINGDOM EXPORTS OF COPPER, BRASS AND ZINC — 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— Brass*— 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 Copper— 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.