HC Deb 16 February 1948 vol 447 c813
28. Mr. Granville Sharp

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action is being taken to make available for the U.K. steel industry the carbon steel scrap at Krupp's Works, Essen; and what are the difficulties in the way of supplying this urgent need.

Mr. McNeil

Eighteen thousand and four hundred tons of scrap have already been sent to the United Kingdom from Krupp's Works at Essen and we expect to receive a further 65,000 tons under arrangements already made. The chief difficulties are the shortage and low efficiency of labour and the shortage of handling equipment.