Iron Ore (Scottish Blast Furnaces).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 5th June 1919.

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Photo of Sir Halford Mackinder Sir Halford Mackinder , Glasgow Camlachie

(by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in consequence of the restrictions on the export of coal from Clyde ports to France, Spain and the Mediterranean it is impossible to get sufficient boats to bring adequate supplies of ore for the Scottish blast furnaces, and that in consequence these are in imminent danger of being put out?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I am aware of the serious position of the Scottish blast furnaces in respect of iron ore supplies and am examining the possibility of immediate measures to relieve the situation, and I am meeting a deputation in regard to this matter to-morrow.