HC Deb 14 February 1972 vol 831 cc16-7W
Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will direct the Registrar of Restrictive Trade Practices to examine with a view to a reference to the Restrictive Practices Court the arrangements and conditions imposed on the suppliers and processors of steelworks' scrap by the British Steel Corporation and the Association of Independent Steel Producers.

Mr. Ridley

I have no power to direct the registrar to examine an agreement. The steel scrap agreement which was examined by the court in 1963 cannot continue after entry to the enlarged Community.