HC Deb 01 February 1977 vol 925 cc173-4W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was (a) the value and (b)

Imports Exports
From EEC To EEC To other countries
Thousand metric tons £ million cif Thousand metric tons £ million fob Thousand metric tons £ million fob
Re-inforcing rods and bars
1970* N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
January-November 1976† 52 7 16 2 222 24
Otherc constructional steel
1970 31 4 216 17 881 67
January-November 1976† 370 87 232 54 743 157
* Not shown separately.
† Information for 1976 as a whole is not yet available.
‡ Includes (a) non-alloy steel-angles, shapes and sections of 80 mm or more, sheet piling and coated plates and sheets less than 3 mm thick, (b) tubes and pipes except those made of stainless steel. These items are used in construction but also have other applications.

the volume of United Kingdom imports from EEC countries in 1970 and 1976 of reinforcing rods, reinforcing bars and other constructional steel; and what were the corresponding export figures from the United Kingdom to the EEC and the rest of the world, respectively, in those years.

Mr. Meacher

Following is the available information: