HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 c841
4. Commander Noble

asked the Minister of Supply what were the total quantities of iron and steel involved in the 11 cases constituting breaches of the Iron and Steel Orders already investigated by his price investigations office since 1st January, 1946, and in the nine cases still under investigation, respectively.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

In the 11 cases already investigated, 2,122 tons 4 cwts. of iron and steel were involved. In eight of the cases under investigation, 5,114 tons of iron and steel and an unknown quantity of steel tubing are involved. In the ninth case the quantity of material offered was not specified.

Commander Noble

Could the Minister say whether the steel referred to in these offers did in all cases actually exist?

Mr. Strauss

We have not even information on that.