HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 cc1142-3
53. Mr. Hannah

asked the Minister of Supply whether, before buying scrap-iron at high prices in New York, he is satisfied that it is impossible to find further supplies in this country?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Colonel Llewellin)

The efforts to increase the home supplies of iron and steel scrap are yielding satisfactory results, but in view of our high rate of steel production it is still necessary to supplement these supplies by importations from abroad.