Steel Billets (Export)

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 Captain Albert Blackburn Captain Albert Blackburn , Birmingham King's Norton 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

asked the Minister of Supply what quantities of steel billets were exported to France in the first six months of 1949; and whether, in view of the shortage of steel, further exports have been forbidden.

Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth North

Apart from very small quantities of alloy steel and tool steel billets, which are not in short supply, the export of steel billets from this country is forbidden.