HC Deb 16 February 1931 vol 248 cc866-7
67 and 68. Mr. THORNE

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the amount of production of pig-iron and steel in the United States of America, Germany, and the United Kingdom for the years ended 1929 and 1930;

(2) whether he has any available statistics in respect to the output of coal, iron ore, pig-iron, and steel in Soviet Russia for the periods 1928–29 and 1929–30?


With my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate the figures asked for in these two questions in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

pared to take part in the welcome to Captain Malcolm Campbell upon his return home after having set up a new world's land speed record; and, if so, whether he can state the nature of such welcome?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, my hon. Friend is endeavouring to arrange for an official welcome to be given to Captain Campbell in Westminster Hall, as was done in the case of the late Sir Henry Segrave when the right hon. Member was in charge of the Department.


With regard to the welcome, before Captain Campbell is received in Westminster Hall will the hon. Gentleman see that in the interests of the British motor industry the welcome is worthy of Captain Campbell's great achievement?


I think that aspect of the case is being kept well in mind.