Oral Answers to Questions — Steel (Supply).

– in the House of Commons on 18th March 1936.

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Photo of Mr John Cartland Mr John Cartland , Birmingham King's Norton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of firms in the Midlands are experiencing difficulty in obtaining adequate deliveries of steel; and what steps is he taking to remedy this?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

A rapid increase in consumption of various steel products has resulted in some pressure on supplies, but I understand that the British Iron and Steel Federation are taking steps to remedy the position and are ready to investigate any case in which supplies are deficient.

Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

Will the hon. Gentleman see that the interests of the smaller manufacturers are protected?