§ 23. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has yet completed his investigation of allegations that steel purchased from the British Steel Corporation has been resold for export to other member countries of the European Community; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Emery
While supplies are short it is clearly unhelpful, even though not unlawful, if customers divert to export markets steel which has been sold to them, at the lower prices prevailing here, for use in the United Kingdom. I deprecate this, and have arranged with the steel producers to examine any instances where it is alleged to be happening.
§ 34. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will take steps to prevent the export of types of steel plate which are in short supply in the United Kingdom.