HC Deb 27 October 1948 vol 457 c85

"to provide for the establishment of an Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain and for defining their functions, and for the transfer to that Corporation of the securities of certain companies engaged in the working, getting and smelting of iron ore, the production of steel, and the shaping of steel by rolling, and of certain property and rights held by a Minister of the Crown or Government department; for the licensing of persons engaged in any such activities; for coordinating the activities of the Corporation, the National Coal Board, and the Area Gas Boards relating to carbonisation; and for the purposes connected with the matters aforesaid," presented by Mr. G. R. Strauss; supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Herbert Morrison, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Woodburn, Mr. Wilson, the Attorney-General, and Mr. J. H. Jones; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 1.]