HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 cc1805-6
35. Major Guy Lloyd

asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the fact that the world output of steel will soon outstrip demand, he will undertake a re-examination of the capital development programme for the British steel manufacturing industry in the light of these forecasts.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The matter is continually under review.

Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

Are not the Government doing their best to check steel production by their nationalisation policy?

Mr. Strauss

No, Sir. The hon. Member is doubtless aware that steel production has gone up considerably since the nationalisation of this industry was proposed.

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