HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c103W
112. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Supply the quantity and value of the tinplates lost through the closing down of several tinplate works in South Wales during the past four years; and what is the quantity and value of the tinplates now being imported from the United States of America.

Sir E. Boyle

It is impossible to estimate the loss of production from tinplate works closed within the last four years, since their output would have depended on the orders for their products and the extent to which they could be manned. Licences have been granted for a little over 50,000 tons of American tinplate at an estimated cost of just over £4 million.