HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 cc128-9W
52. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what types of exports of building materials have increased since 1959; what types have decreased; and to what extent in each case.

Mr. Sharples

As I explained on 11th June in reply to an earlier Question by the hon. Member, the headings under which some exports were recorded have been changed since 1959. It is therefore impossible to show accurately in all cases the extent of the increase or decrease.

Items for which exports have increased since 1959 Amount of increase
(£ thousand)
Aluminium windows and doors and other non-ferrous structures 100
Bars, rods, angles, shapes sections and girders 3,200
Cement, other than portland ground, excluding gypseous 200
Clay pipes, angles, bends etc. 100
Clay tiles, glazed, wall and hearth 1,200
Clay tiles, other 100
Cocks and valves of brass and copper alloys 1,100
Electric heaters and parts 700
Electric lighting appliances, wiring accessories 4,800
Glass, float 3,000
Hinges, hinge blanks and parts 100
Plywood, building board and veneers 1,600
Putty and paste fillers 300
Radiators and boilers for central heating systems 600
Wallpaper 300
Items for which exports have decreased since 1959 Amount of decrease
Asbestos cement products 300
Beams, joists, pillars (rolled) 1,500
Bituminous asphalts and emulsions 300
Cast iron pipes and gutters 600
Cement, calcareous, portland ground 4,300
Electric cooking equipment and parts 400
Electric house service meters and parts 200
Flushing cisterns of iron and steel 100
Items for which exports have decreased since 1959 Amount of decrease
(£ thousand)
Gas cookers, stoves, radiators, space heaters and water heaters of iron and steel 100
Gas meters 100
Glass, polished plate not further worked 4,000
Glass, rolled plate not further worked 300
Glass, sheet window unworked 200
Prefabricated buildings including garages, huts, greenhouses etc. (or iron and steel) 300
Roofing felt 100
Sanitary ware, earthenware including vitreous ware 400
Sanitary and plumbing fixtures not elsewhere specified 1,000
Stoves, grates, ranges, liquid fuel 300
Stoves, grates, ranges, solid fuel 500
Structural steelwork 3,100
Thermoplastic floor tiles 1,000
Windows and doors of iron and steel including parts 1,300