HC Deb 31 July 1958 vol 592 cc186-7W
104. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Paymaster-General to make a statement on the control and export of scrap iron.

Sir I. Horobin

The Government have decided that the public interest no longer requires them to use their powers under the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, to control the price and distribution of iron and steel scrap in the United Kingdom. The Iron and Steel Scrap Order will accordingly be revoked with effect from 1st November, 1958.

Control over the export of iron and steel scrap will continue, but my noble Friend is considering with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade the possibility of allowing the export of some limited quantities.