HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 c53W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether his latest returns throw any light on the ability or inability of British iron and steel constructional work to hold its own in non-British markets, stating the names of the countries and the reasons for the result in each case?


I am aware that British iron and steel constructional work is at the present time meeting with severe competition in non-British markets. I may remind the hon. Member that my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal stated, on the 22nd instant in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Bedwellty (Mr. C. Edwards), that the Government would institute an inquiry into matters of this kind; and I hope that it will soon be possible to make a definite announcement on the subject.