§ 55. Sir Ronald Ross
asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury why the allocation of steel to shipbuilding has decreased while the production of steel has increased.
§ Sir R. Ross
Can the Economic Secretary explain why it is that the shipyard of Harland and Wolff, the biggest private yard in the Kingdom, has received far less steel than it used to get and has not nearly enough to meet its requirements?
§ Mr. Chetwynd
Can my hon. Friend say whether the actual deliveries are matching the allocations this year?
§ Mr. Charles Williams
Can the Minister explain why such great difficulties are put in the way of small shipyards in the West of England which are unable to get any steel at all?
§ Mr. Williams
When particulars are given, all that happens is that the position is made more difficult than ever.