HC Deb 08 July 1952 vol 503 c1084
32. Mr. Timmons

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount of steel which has been allocated to Lanarkshire Education Committee for the school-building programme for 1952–53.

Mr. J. Stuart

Three hundred and fifteen tons, but this does not so far include any allocation for 1953.

Mr. Timmons

Will the right hon. Gentleman ensure that consideration is given to the representations made to him by the Lanarkshire Members of Parliament and the local education committee; and owing to the serious situation in Lanarkshire which is likely to develop a few years hence, will he make further representation to his right hon. Friend with a view to getting an increased allocation of steel?

Mr. Stuart

I will do my best, and it may be possible, when the allocation of the fourth quarter is known, to increase this somewhat.