§ Mr. Mulley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to alleviate the shortage of scrap for the special steels sector of the industry in Sheffield; and if he will set up a departmental or other inquiry into the problems, covering the methods of collection as well as sources of supply, meanwhile restricting the export of such scrap.
§ Mr. Emery
Steel scrap used in the manufacture of special high-alloys steels, like other high-grade scrap, is already banned for export. Because this scrap commands a high value there is already every incentive to ensure its collection and sale to steelworks for reprocessing. I am not convinced that setting up an inquiry would help to collect any more scrap.