HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 cc467-8W
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.

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.

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.