Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cement Price.

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asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce on how many occasions and to what extent the price of cement, concrete and concrete blocks has increased during the past year.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

STATEMENT showing increases in prices of cement, concrete and concrete blocks of which the Minister for Industry and Commerce has been notified and to which he raised no objection since 1st, October, 1970.

Date

Firm

Amount of Price Increase

Cement

February, 1971

Cement Ltd.

50p per tonne plus 8p (average) per tonne on freight.

May, 1971

Cement Ltd.

Temporary surcharge of 15p per tonne in the period 1st May, 1971 to 31st December, 1971.

August, 1971

Cement Ltd.

15p per tonne on average on freight.

Concrete (Ready Mix Concrete)

November, 1970

Maye Concrete Ltd.

10d. per 100 lbs. of cement content.

December, 1970

John A. Wood Ltd.

10d. per 100 lbs. of cement content.

February, 1971

Roadstone Ltd.

8%

February, 1971

John A. Wood Ltd.

6%

March, 1971

Roadstone Ltd.

3p per 100 lbs. of cement content.

June, 1971

Roadstone Ltd.

1.5p per 100 kg.

August, 1971

Roadstone Ltd.

4.5%

September, 1971

Roadstone Ltd.

from 1p to 6p per cubic metre according to cement content.

September, 1971

Ready Mix (Eire) Ltd.

from 2p to 13p per cubic metre according to cement content.

Concrete Blocks

November, 1970

Maye Concrete Ltd.

£1 18s. 4d to £2 15s. 10d. per 1,000.

November, 1970

Wilsonite Concrete Products Ltd.

8%

December, 1970

John A. Wood Ltd.

£2 1s. 8d. to £4 3s. 4d. per 1,000.

February, 1971

John A. Wood Ltd.

6%

February, 1971

Clondalkin Concrete Ltd.

8%

March, 1971

Clondalkin Concrete Ltd.

95p to £1.90 per 1,000.

March, 1971

Concrete Products of Ireland Ltd.

(a) 8% and (b) 91p to £1.90 per 1,000.

May, 1971

Concrete Products of Ireland Ltd.

24p to 49p per 1,000.

May, 1971

Clondalkin Concrete Ltd.

0.64%

September, 1971

Clondalkin Concrete Ltd.

0.64%

October, 1971

Clondalkin Concrete Ltd.

4%