London Metal Exchange

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Sutton Coldfield 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

asked the Minister of Supply if he will now enable the London Metal Exchange to reopen for all appropriate business.

Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth North

Dealings in tin will be resumed on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday, 15th November. On copper, lead and zinc I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave on 11th July to the hon. Members for Orpington (Sir W. Smithers) and Stroud (Mr. Parkin).

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington

Does not the right hon. Gentleman realise that the closing of these exchanges is one of the reasons for the statement which will be made today?