§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the level of steel imports into the United Kingdom at the latest available date; what is their country of origin; and what is the respective tonnage from each individual country.
§ Mr. Meacher,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th November 1978; Vol. 958, c.475.] gave the following information:
In the nine months ended September 1978 imports of ingots, semi-finished and finished steel were:
Thousand tones TOTAL 2,920 of which consigned from: Federal Republic of Germany 529 Netherlands 433 Belgium-Luxembourg 316 France 249 Sweden 245 Italy 204 Japan 130 Spain 102 Austria 87 Norway 86 Finland 82 Denmark 67 Poland 57 South Africa 50 Irish Republic 45 Other countries 238
Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC (Rev 2) Division 67 (mainly 672–675 and 678.2–4).
Note: Information in comparable detail by country of origin could be provided only at disproportionate cost.