§ Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take action to promote European collaboration in ocean technology at an industrial level.468W
§ Mr. Onslow
This is among the matters that fall to be considered by an EEC sub-group on oceanology, which is expected to report in due course to the EEC Committee on Scientific and Technical Research (CREST).
§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of information available to him from international sources regarding the percentage change in import prices of wheat, copper, zinc, tin and wool, respectively, entering the German Federal Republic and Japan, respectively, between June 1972 and December 1973.
§ Sir G. Howe
The following increases have been calculated from information on import prices published respectively, by the German Federal Statistical Office and the Bank of Japan. The latest information available for Germany is November 1973.
PERCENTAGE INCREASES IN IMPORT PRICES German Federal Republic (November 1973 compared with June 1972) Japan (December 1973 compared with June 1972) Wheat 120 194 Copper 74 93 Zinc 254 76* Tin 22 43 Wool* 57 116 *Zinc ore; figure for zinc metal not available.