HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc87-8W
45. Mr. Tom Boardman

asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has had about his refusal to make investment grants in respect of plant and machinery for use by firms engaged in the business of recovering and processing non-ferrous scrap metals; and what replies he has sent.

Mr. Dell

In reply to representations on behalf of the British Secondary Metals Association and of several firms, I have explained that, since the product is still scrap, the processes in question cannot properly be regarded as manufacturing for the purpose of the Industrial Development Act.