§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will state, following representations by the British Secondary Metals Association as regards stainless steel and nickel alloys, what is and what is not exportable to countries in the EEC;
(2) what representations he has received from the British Secondary Metals Association concerning the rules about export of stainless steel and nickel alloy scrap to countries in the EEC.
§ Mr. Emery
The British Secondary Metals Association has represented that alloy steel scrap, like non-ferrous scrap, should be freely exportable to the Community. Having regard to the current supply situation, I replied on 13th February that, in accordance with the Treaty of Accession, the Government had decided to retain some export restrictions for the time being. Detailed advice was given of the circumstances in which exports of certain types of alloy steel scrap would be allowed.