HC Deb 12 March 1951 vol 485 cc1039-40
11. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Supply for how long it is anticipated that the production of tinplate from the Margam Works will meet our requirements based upon the current rate of increasing demand.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary in the course of the debate on 27th February.

Mr. Shepherd

May I ask, for further information, how long it is anticipated that these works will continue to meet our demand, in view of the continuous rise in the demand for tinplate?

Mr. Strauss

It is impossible to say because we do not know exactly what the output of the new tinplate works at Trostre will be. We know there will be a substantial increase in the tinplate produced when those works get into full operation next year, but I cannot say exactly what it will be.