HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc161-2W
Mr. Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will issue a precise definition of the stainless steel cuttings, stampings and bar ends which are acceptable for export without licence, in view of the difficulty experienced by exporters who have had consignments confiscated on the grounds that they were scrap. by meter examiners in each of the past five years, and the results.

Mr. Erroll

Stainless steel cuttings, stampings and bar ends are not subject to export control unless they are scrap. A consignment is scrap if its condition and character are such that it would normally be used in this country for re-melting as scrap. This is a matter of ordinary trade practice and I am not aware that exporters generally have experienced any difficulty.