§ Mr. MacShane
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the tonnage in tonnes of steel imported into the United Kingdom in each year since 1990 from(a) Germany, (b) Italy, (c) France, (d) Spain, (e) the former USSR, (f) Poland, (g) the Czech Republic/Slovakia and (h) the USA; and what was the percentage of total imports from each country.
§ Mr. Page
The information is in the table.
The Government agreed to a recommendation of the Procedure Committee that the new Deregulation Committee should be allowed 28 days before any orders were proposed.
The first orders are likely to include some of those measures identified as candidates for the order-making power in "Cutting Red Tape", published in January 1994. Copies of that publication have been placed in the Library of the House.