HC Deb 11 February 1972 vol 830 c471W
Mr. George Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the consultancy arrangements for the negotiations of prices and delivery conditions of steelworks' scrap between the British Steel Corporation and those of the companies supplying scrap, to the exclusion of the British Scrap Federation, will be allowed to continue if the United Kingdom Government become a member of the European Coal and Steel Community on the signing of accession to the Paris Treaty; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

This is a purely commercial matter, but I understand that the steel industry's consultancy arrangements with certain ferrous scrap merchants will terminate by the end of this month.

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