Orders of the Day — Steel Industry and Road Haulage

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 1951.

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Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth Vauxhall 12:00 am, 12th November 1951

In marked contrast, one small privileged section of the beneficiaries, whose hopes were raised, are to have them realised at the expense of the public. Private road hauliers are to be allowed to cream off the easy profits from our public transport system, and Steel House is to have its power over the economy of our country restored, while this industry, the basic industry of the country's armament activities, is once more to be a source of private profit.

By these actions, the Conservative Party are showing that it is still today, as it always has been, the party of vested interests, and in moving this Amendment we are confident that we are voicing the views of the great mass of the British people.