HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 c13W
Mr. Peter Emery

asked the Minister of Power whether he has yet been able to grant licences of the export of Number 1 and 2 steel scrap iron; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wood

At my request the Board of Trade has issued an Open General Licence allowing all iron and steel scrap of an f.o.b. value not greater than £25 per ton, not being material derived from armour plate, military equipment, internal combustion engine cylinder blocks, manhole covers, and railway chairs, to be freely exported from 23rd January to 25th April, 1962. The last three items constitute important sources of cast iron scrap to British consumers.