HC Deb 31 January 1972 vol 830 c10W
51. Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has now examined the proposals put to him by the Reclamation Industries Council and the Vehicle Dismantlers Association for the stockpiling of steel ingots in order to reduce the present increasing quantities of unusable scrap, maintain employment, and enable steel producers to meet orders without recourse to imports when demand improves; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

Yes; it has been suggested to the council that it and the scrap industry should consult the steel industry. But I doubt whether this could be regarded as an appropriate matter for Government financial support.