§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many tonnes of scrap metal have been exported to (a) the Middle East, (b) India, (c) Japan and (d) other countries in each of the last five years; and what is the annual value of this trade.
§ Mr. Parkinson
[pursuant to his reply, 27 July 1981]: The information is as follows:643W
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 JAPAN 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.3 OTHER COUNTRIES 66.2 55.6 78.5 128.1 158.6 £ MILLION FOB TOTAL VALUE 0F EXPORTS 34.7 33.6 37.7 74.7 101.0
SOURCE: Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom: ferrous metals: SITC (R1 and R2) Group 282; non-ferrous metals, SITC (R1) Group 284 (excluding 284.01 and 284.08), SITC (R2) subgroup 288.2 and Item 689.14.
- (i)—=no trade; 0=trade less than 50 tonnes.
- (ii)'Middle East and North Africa' as currently defined in the Overseas Trade Statistics.
- (iii)Non-ferrous metals have been taken as copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc, tin and magnesium.