HC Deb 23 October 1967 vol 751 c370W
72. Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works for what period of time the special surcharge of two shillings per ton on cement will be imposed and what safeguards have been agreed to ensure that it is in due course removed.

Mr. Mellish

It was agreed with the cement industry that a special surcharge of 2s. per ton could be introduced from 16th August on account of the oil surcharge, on the understanding that this would be withdrawn as soon as the additional cost to the industry had been fully recovered. I am satisfied that this understanding will be honoured.