§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade which of the following metals or metal ores were imported from the Soviet Union in 1978 and 1979 and in approximately what quantities: titanium, zinc, nickel, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, chromium, platinum, antimony, copper, cobalt and uranium.
§ Mr. Parkinson
[pursuant to his reply, 7 February 1980, c. 299]: gave the following available information:
I METAL, UNWROUGHT OR WROUGHT (AND ARTICLES THEREOF) Tonnes 1978 1979 Titanium 118 * Nickel 443 346 Platinum 0.05 — Copper 100 28 II. ORES AND CONCENTRATES Tonnes 1978 1979 Titanium — 175 III. FERRO-ALLOYS Tonnes 1978 1979 Titanium 261 18 Chromium 3,318† 1,260† Manganese 517 —
IV. OXIDES, HYDROXIDES, ASHES AND RESIDUES, ETC. (INCLUDING COMPOUNDS OF NATURAL AND ENRICHED URANIUM) Tonnes 1978 1979 Chromium 192 500 Uranium — 36 * Details by individual country are currently not available for publication. † Partial coverage only (details of ferro-silico chromium are not available for publication). Details of natural uranium; unwrought chromium (other than chromium alloys containing more than 10 per cent. by weight of nickel) in 1979 only; and the ores and concentrates of platinum (including other platinum group metals and of silver), antimony and uranium (with a uranium content of more than 5 per cent. by weight) are not available for publication. These excepted, there were no other identifiable imports of these metals in the forms named from the Soviet Union in 1978 or 1979.