HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2223

(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?


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.