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Wednesday, 24 November 1965

Mr BOSMAN (ST GEORGE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is directed to the Minister for Trade and Industry and is supplementary to that asked by the honorable member for Ballaarat. I preface my question by stating that the price of alloys has risen by £100 per ton since September - an increase of 33J per cent. Is the right honorable gentleman aware that this spectacular and crippling rise has been attributed to the lifting of the export ban on scrap metal, not only copper but also non-ferrous scrap? Is the Government prepared to reimpose the export ban on scrap copper and non-ferrous scrap to avoid a steep increase in the cost of taps, valves and similar fittings?

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