HC Deb 30 April 1951 vol 487 c825
14. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Minister of Supply if he will take steps to expedite the supplies of steel plate and castings necessary to maintain the plant and equipment of the Malayan tin industry.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

I am making inquiries about the particular orders involved to see what help can be given.

Mr. Watkinson

This state of affairs has been in existence for a long time. Can the Minister tell the House whether something can be done, as the rate of conversion to dollars of steel supplied to the Malayan tin industry is probably the highest rate of conversion of any use to which steel can be applied?

Mr. Strauss

I am not aware of that and I am seeing if anything can be done.