§ 45. Mr. Garro Jones
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he is aware that the supply of air-frames has been seriously delayed by, inter alia, the inability of manufacturers of duralumin sheet to give delivery; and what steps he has taken to increase the supply of this material?
§ The Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence (Sir Thomas Inskip)
I am aware there was a period in the early part of the programme when suppliers of duralumin sheet were having difficulty in meeting demands. Additional rolling mills have been established the whole of which have not yet come into production. Present requirements however are being met: increased deliveries will be available to keep pace with the expansion of air-frame production. The position will be kept under review.