HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 c842
6. Mr. A. R. W. Low

asked the Minister of Supply in what quantity and for what purpose are steel bolts being imported from the U.S.A.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Seven hundred and twenty-six tons, for use in the manufacture of Ferguson tractors.

Mr. Low

Is this permission to import steel bolts generally given, or has it only been given for the purposes the right hon. Gentleman named?

Mr. Strauss

No, Sir. It is not generally given. It is only given if a very special case is made out.